Today is the Wednesday before Valentines Day. Like clockwork, my Valentine's Day Boycotting Hubby sends me a incredibly large, beautiful bouquet the DAY BEFORE V Day! In 14 years a flower delivery has been sent, but never and I mean NEVER arriving on Valentines Day! The card always says "I Love You" and his follow up is "Happy Whatever Day Of The Week" it happens to be - just not Happy Valentines Day.
So while I should have expected my "unexpected" flower delivery today I wasn't really thinking about it. The door bell rang - I saw a man in black and my immediate thought was - damn it's the Cops again! I thought my 12 day standoff had finally ended last night and yet here they were on my doorstep again. Ugh!!!
I know it's probably not a normal thing to think, but for the past 12 days the cops have been showing up/banging on the door at all times of the day and night to check on us. We've had this happen before, a phone line in distress makes a 911 call hang up, but unlike last time we were unable to resolve it quickly.
It's a phone line we never use. Most of the time when the dispatch called back to check out the hang-up the call did nothing. The cops had to show up to make sure we were alright! No one dying - held hostage or such? Nope. Occasionally it would roll over to another line and we could sometimes be able to call the dogs off before they were unleashed on our "emergency."
Disconnecting the line sounded like a simple solution to us homeowners, but not so much to the phone company. To make a very long story short - the phone company agreed to disconnect the phone line in three business days - that would have made the ordeal like 7. Still when day 11 rolled around, I was upset that the line was still calling 911. For an hour I tried desperately to get them to do what they had promised to do a week earlier - disconnect the damn line!
Eventually they agreed to disconnect again, but it would be another three business days. Um, I kinda of lost it! No sleep for 11 days - cops showing up at all hours of the day and night - can do that to a person! But the phone company held strong, their policy was three days - yes they had screwed up on the earlier order - but that doesn't change a thing - THREE MORE DAYS!
Yesterday, I got a call from a phone company technician alerting me that she was on the way to repair my phone line. What? I called her back to explain the whole situation ending with the line just needs to be disconnected not repaired. The tech said let me look here - I have a phone repair order for your line today and the disconnect for tomorrow. I'm thinking she was scheduled to come to my house both days! Luckily I didn't have to beg or plead with her to disconnect the line - she had a brain and could see that disconnecting was beneficial to everyone.
Turns out it my horror was ill conceived today. I was expecting the cops, but got a bouquet of flowers instead "Just Because It's Wednesday! This Wednesday is in fact the best Wednesday on record - no ringing phones or door banging!