Friday, May 24, 2013

Things come in threes, right?

1.  Our income tax information wasn't guarded well enough by the city we live in so it has been shared on the internet with everyone.  Why is this a big deal?  Well, they have our social security numbers, address, date of birth and all that fine information.  As if that wasn't nice enough, some doofus who hates the city but has his nose all into it decided to share that link (to the hacker website that posted the sensitive information) with 1400 of his friends so that they could "check the list to see if they were on it."  The list had SSNs of over 30,000 people on it.  His defense?  "I didn't give out any information that anyone else wouldn't have possibly had."  Really now.  I've spent $60.00 and the meeting that the city scheduled for us to have at our community center was moved from 12-6 to 2-8.  Nice.  I had no idea and I went down.  Oh, and the police report that they are handing out is an "unofficial copy" which means that their presence at the community center is about as helpful as a heart attack.  I still have to either request reports in writing or truck down to the city, find a place to park, pay to park and go through all of that junk.  Rrrr.

2.  We have the leaking bathtub faucet that causes us to have to shut the main valve of the house down before we go to bed or leave.  About 5 gallons of water every 2 hours is what is coming out in a steady stream.  I have a call out to the plumber.

3.  I called the city to see if the crabapple on the tree lawn could get trimmed.  Believe me, I tried.  I'm too short.  The city arborist came out and left me a message stating that the tree has a "cavity 3/4 of the way through" and that "it needs taken down."  He did call back later and assured me that they would replant a tree.  He said that they could trim it up and it might hold for another year or two, but knowing that it is hollow 3/4 of the way through, I think that declining removal (which I don't have to pay for because I already have with tax money) would leave me liable if the tree would fall on someone/something.  No thank you.

I'm hoping that is it.  :(

1 comment:

ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen) said...

I'm so sorry. Yes, you've had 3. You're done now.

Carry on.

Fingers crossed for sunnier days ahead, my friend.