Quick Takes: Not on Friday!

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Consumers Energy handles my gas utility. I had to have someone come out to turn the gas back on to the house. Okay. So I call and they can only give me a 24 hour window. Really? I work, so this isn’t really feasible. And I don’t have someone who can stay at my house. The best they could do was say that they’d give me a 20 minute heads-up phone call. So, at 3:30 pm the girl said she’d enter the ticket. I was hoping they’d come sometime before I had to leave to go to work the next morning at 6 am.

I was more than surprised when the guy called at 3:50 pm to say that he was on his way to my house! That never happens! Unfortunately, I was still at work in Ann Arbor, and there was no way that I’d make it home in time to meet him. I called customer service (as I had just missed his call) to see if there’s a way to reach him to see if he could stop by a little later in the evening.

They were *so* unhelpful. They just said that they would have to wait until he closed the ticket — marking me as a no-show, and then reschedule for a different day. Frustrating, because I had told the initial girl that I wouldn’t be able to be home until after 6 pm.

Luckily, the guy called back while I was on the way home. He said he’d try to make it at 5:30 pm. Well, by 7 pm, he wasn’t there, so I went to Bible study. He called a little after 8 pm, so I left Bible study and met him at my home. At last, I got gas restored to the house, although he said sad things about the age of my water heater and furnace, and suggested that I get a carbon monoxide detector since my stuff was so old. šŸ˜¦

Donations to the Jenn-needs-appliances fund gratefully accepted! šŸ™‚

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Speaking of the water heater… It’s older than I am.

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I may never go to the grocery store again! Okay, that’s probably not true. But I did find a place where I can have fruits and veggies delivered to my door! šŸ™‚ I found Door to Door Organics, and on Wednesday I will be getting corn, lettuce, tomatoes, potatoes, green beans, mangos, apples, lemons and avocados! Yum! I can’t wait!

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I lost my phone charging cord. I can’t imagine where it could have gone, since I use this thing *every day*. St. Anthony, please help my find it! In the meantime, I’m using the cord for my Kindle.

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For Greater Glory is a new movie coming out which is being strongly recommended by friends in my Catholic circle. I got tickets to an advance screening and am excited to be able to go and check it out! šŸ™‚

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I have a lot of blogs. At least, it seems like a lot to me. I’m never sure if it is the best idea to parse them out according to style and content, but that seems to be what I’m doing. Unfortunately, I always seem to get distracted and never manage to update them as I would like to. I know a lot of you out there are busy also, do you have any recommendations on how to keep up with your blog posting?

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Homosexual “marriage” is an issue that has come up for me lately. Someone I love a lot is vehemently in favor of this and says that they should have the “right” to marry. There are many different issues here, but the thing that I want to clear up at the outset is: what exactly are the rights that homosexual couples are looking to secure? Is it the label of being “married”? And what does that mean, exactly? Is it some sort of supposed tax/financial benefit? Something to do with death benefits? What exactly is at stake? I’m sure this is a very complex issue, and I’d like to hear coherent arguments on both sides about why this is so hotly contested. I understand the religious reasons against this, and this argument makes rational sense. I would like to hear the rational arguments from the other side. Thanks for taking the time to help me understand the issue better.

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