Later in the week, I received even more devastating news, which I’d rather keep to myself. Needless to say, this was not the time to have overlooked paying my electric bill, but that’s exactly what I did, and today the electric company turned off my electricity.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Now THAT'S Neighborly
This has been a crazily stressful week for me. At the start of the week, I received the news that the home I still own (and was renting out) in Tampa burned down when the tenants left cigarettes unattended.
So…it meant a lot to me when I got a call in the late morning while I was working up in Tampa – it was the D’s mom, my neighbor Donna, letting me know that FP&L had turned off my electricity, and there was a pink notice on the door. She said she wanted to let me know so there’d be time for me to pay the bill and get the power restored before I got home from work at the end of the day.
Now THAT’S neighborly.
When I got home, Donna’s son Da’Sean met me at the door, curious about the pink notice. “What’s this?” he asked, and then proceeded to read the announcement aloud, which gave me a chance to tell Da’Sean the story of how his neighborly mom had helped me out early in the day.
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