Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Day 303: Angela's Scream,Wella Color 411 & Exploding Houses

Wella Color 411 (medium brown) in my hair, hiding the grey. . .

My husband came into the living room, while I had this in my hair, saw my camera and remote set up, and said, "You're really brave."

But what the heck? It's Halloween!

But now here's a REAL reason for a real scream: I got a phone call today from the local tv station, asking for me by name, asking if I wanted to be interviewed live regarding my living in a house on my street that had the defective gas lines "like the house that exploded in Fargo had."

What??????????????????? I went into survival-mode, plumbed for information, hearing that Excel energy was not telling which houses specifically might explode, the houses on my block that had been built between 1970 and '73 had defective materials in the gas lines which were now corroding, causing gas leaks, that could. . well. . . expode! The caller asked if I wanted to talk about how I felt. I declined, saying that until that very moment, I hadn't known about this, wasn't being kept up at night thinking my house could explode at any minute, and was going to instead get off the phone, call my gas and insurance companies.

The gas company "handled" me, is about all I can say. The guy stumbled about and said that basically he didn't know if MY house would explode (although he hoped none would), but that they were hoping to have all the gas lines replaced by 2010. 2010!!!!

Now THIS is the stuff nightmares are made of!

16 comments:

Reds said...

Nothing scary about the picture... except maybe the gloves!! :)

Jeanne said...

You are too funny! The only thing scary about the picture is the face you are making. The gloves don't even scare me.

Thanks for the chuckle. You are a hoot and a half!

Cari said...

That is a great photo...I love it!
cari

Nicole said...

That looks like me once every 3 weeks! Pretty scary about the gas though, what is going to happen?

Nessa said...

Holy cow! That is so scary!! Love the photo, and uh, I guess I really hope your house doesn't blow up??

Sharon said...

Love the hair hate the gas potential! I hope you get it figured out soon!!

Chell said...

Okay that is just wrong they are keeping people oin the dark about it. Those gloves are kinda spooky

Amy said...

Wow! That story is way scarier than the pic!

Joanne said...

ACK! That would make me scream too! Great shot too by the way... =)

Gypsy Girl said...

Nothing scary just you are to funny. Oh lucky you only have to wait till 2010 What are they thinking? Thanks for the support on my blog, if you only knew how many times stupid things like that happen to us while traveling. I chalk it up to people who have never left there small towns and seen the whole world.

Becky said...

You don't scare me! But oh boy I'd be so paranoid I'd be going around sniffing for gas all day long. (Wait, that sounds really bad, doesn't it?)

Mom2Drew said...

Whoa....both on the house AND your hair! I should have thought to take a photo like this when I was dying my hair too. You're so creative!

pat said...

Oh gosh, Angela!!! I kept hoping it was a prank call...what a scary thing to have hanging over your head! Like the new hair color :-)

Tori said...

I so need to be doing that very same thing to my own hair!

That's really scary about the gas line.... and it's really wrong that they are keeping it from the owners.

Bobbi said...

That is so so scary about your house :( I am a worrier so I would be a wreck.

This photo is awesome on the bright side (lol sure that doesnt help at all)

Jeanne said...

You must have edited the post after my first comment...Yikes! How scary to think your house could explode. I hope you'll do some follow up to be sure the situation gets taken care of before 2010!