Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Septic Tanks and Irony

  The other day I passed by a septic tank and was taken aback by its uncanny resemblance to a submarine.  I had never noticed that before.  So I guess, in a way, you could say that submariners are the shit.
  I have been trying to get through on the phone to Interfaith Community Services for rental assistance for almost two months now.  Today was the first time I actually heard  the phone ringing instead of a busy signal.  I thanked my lucky stars that I could keep eviction's icy grip at bay for another month.  A man answers and informs me that they have a brand spanking new policy that started today which says that they cannot help anyone who doesn't have a child under the age of eighteen living with them!  Holy krizmak, them bollocks are a biznitch!
  But today hasn't been all bad news.  I went to the Tucson Urban League for help with utility assistance.  At first they told me that the first available appointment was on November 28th!  Tucson Electric Power told me they were going to cut off our electricity on the 3rd if we don't pay them.  The lady at the counter next to me was talking to a different representative and they figured out that she wouldn't be able to keep her appointment on the 10th of November.  I asked my representative if I could fill in that appointment that had just opened up.  She said yes and so that worked out to be not as bad.
  Then, on the drive over to a place with free wi-fi, I passed by a church with a marquee out front that said, "God's delays are not God's denials."  That got me thinking that everything will work itself out.  It was incredibly encouraging to remember that there is a bigger picture that today's trifles are just a small part of.

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