Janet was a bad girl.....

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Community Leader
Registered: 05-25-1999
Janet was a bad girl.....
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Wed, 02-15-2012 - 10:06am

I couldn't even tell anyone because this is the first time in my life I have ever done this........I ran a red light. I wanted to hide.....I got away with it though, I was lucky I wasn't in some town were there was a lot more traffic...Good Grief.........

Day before yesterday I thought well it is finally here we got maybe 7" of snow. Nice straight down falling snow. No wind...nice. So Del and #2 son were out clearing the streets, they had a lot of snow and the town board felt that because we have such a flat town it would be better to get it out of here...well the guy comes with his loader and his side dump, dump trucks and in about an hour they had it out....But in the mean time it got up to near 50 and talk about water standing....

But that is not the half of it.....last fall they started putting in our new water metering system. And found that there were several places where the main was bad or it broke when they were working and had to be fixed so the streets are such a mess, because they were afraid of a hard winter so the streets were just filled in. Now with no snow and what snow we have had just makes a mess... like driving across a picked cornfield in the dead of winter....you city folks won't know what that is like but it is bad.....lol

They did put in meters years ago before we moved here probably in the 50s. But with the sandy soil it really was more work than it was worth to keep them working....so now after all this time with basically free water we are going to be metered .......What difference? Well our water, sewer and garbage pickup on one bill for years was under $45. No matter how much water we used or how much garbage we had....I had to start paying more with the intention of getting us used to the higher bills.......NO lol.....but to help pay for the work......now we are paying just over $72 and it will go up to around $80 some when they are finished......using water now is not a problem for us since we are going to be gone all summer.....but there was a time when we would run sprinklers for days without shutting them off. NO more.....and my son has orders not to water this summer unless .................

The people that thought they were so smart and are using heat pumps are shaking in their boots.......because they thought about all the money they saved on their systems are going to cost them big time now.......more on this after it is in effect.....but some people are trying to refuse the meters which they can't do.......good grief.........


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Registered: 06-15-2002
Wed, 02-15-2012 - 3:27pm
Well tsk, tsk! LOL We actually have a few lights that have cameras on them now and if you are caught running the light there is a $75 fine!!
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Registered: 10-19-2000
Thu, 02-16-2012 - 11:24am

Shame on you, Janet!!

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Registered: 05-25-1999
Fri, 02-17-2012 - 11:37pm

As of now I haven't gotten any notice to appear.........fingers crossed but I don't think they have cameras.

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Registered: 05-25-1999
Fri, 02-17-2012 - 11:43pm

Now that don't sound so bad.......

One person I know that has a heat pump that the water drains....because he said that if the sewer gets plugged he is in trouble....don't know