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So, on the way home from work, I'm listening to news radio. They say the areas where there are power problems. I thought, good thing you didn't name my city. It's hotter than heck out.

Yep, on the hottest day of the year (110) I come home to ten dogs in an oven.

I thought, crap I wasn't on the list, I sure hope they get this matter fixed ASAP. Well, I grab a beer, go out on the patio, make a phone call, and notice all my neighbors' lights on. I thought, "hmmmm, this is weird", so
I call So Cal Edison. I wanted to make them aware that I had no electricity. The gal said, "yes ma'am, we are aware, we shut you off" :HistericalSmiley:

I didn't pay the flippin' bill last month!!! I wasn't even aware.:blink:

So I paid the extra $75 to get them over tonight. It took a couple of hours, but it was my fault.

I do have to laugh at my phone call. "Wanting to make them aware I was the only one in the neighborhood without power". :smrofl:
 

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I thought they had to send you a notice before they turn it off,our electric company sends a notice and calls too... wow I bet your dogs were ready to get out the hose and the Slip and Slide... Heard it was 113 in Cali !
We did that w/ our phone bill.I have too many to keep track of,ours,our son's since he's a truck driver,my dad's w/ his Parkinson's. They didn't turn off our phone..the quiet would have been a dead give away,we always get calls....
I finally asked them to do auto pay so I wouldn't forget.I was so embarrasssed...
It was easy so I put my dad's and son's on auto pay,pretty soon I won't even have a reason to get out of my smiley face pajamas anymore....
 

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Nice one Deb.:HistericalSmiley::HistericalSmiley: I think you better put LBB in charge of going thru the mail and paying the bills. He might do a better job.:smrofl::smrofl: Didn't they sent you a bunch of dire warnings first? Didn't think they were allowed to shut off without lots of warning. Happy they rectified the situation -- at least you could run over to your neighbors for some coolness;) I guess not with 10 fluffs tho. :blush:
 

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Nice one Deb.:HistericalSmiley::HistericalSmiley: I think you better put LBB in charge of going thru the mail and paying the bills. He might do a better job.:smrofl::smrofl: Didn't they sent you a bunch of dire warnings first? Didn't think they were allowed to shut off without lots of warning. Happy they rectified the situation -- at least you could run over to your neighbors for some coolness;) I guess not with 10 fluffs tho. :blush:
LOL ~ They only send one, from what I was told. But I've been working so much, and out of town, I haven't paid much attention to the mail.

Good Lord, sometimes I get back in town, and my mail box was so full they sent it all back to the post office, where I have to pick it up ~ :HistericalSmiley:
 

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LOL~~ that must've been a shocking moment on the phone!!!:w00t::whistle::confused1: I'm glad that everything's taken care of now :D it's SO HOT!! The weather's been swinging like a pendulum here, 50 degrees one week and then 90 degrees the other week. However, I must say I'm enjoying this late summer :D
 

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Just tell them it won't happen again,you have a new method to sort out which bills get paid...throw the bills into the air...the ones that stay aloft...you pay! As long as they fill the envelopes w/ helium,they'll get paid..even better LBB can open them and he'll bark like a cartoon character!
 

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Wow... I'd like to laugh, but I think it's totally irresponsible of them to shut you off when it's that hot - that's a health hazard. Maybe you should sign up for an auto pay program... ???
 

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This used to happen to me a lot... with a job and 3 kids the bills were the last thing on my mind. And my husband is an accountant... he deals with bills all day at work and it was the last thing he wanted to do when he came home. Our power was never actually shut off... but I think we came pretty close. I use Paytrust now and for 12.95 a month, all of my bills are sent to their office, they scan them in so that I can see them if I need to for some reason, and they pay them for me. We've had them for many years and I will never pay my own bills again.

I can't believe that they only send one notice, but I'm glad that your power problems were resolved....

Stay cool, Deb!
 

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OMG how embarassing! You had to make them "aware", and in the end they were making YOU aware. LOL

I love auto-bill pay! lol I also love husbands who take care of all of the finances, like mine. :)
 

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:HistericalSmiley::HistericalSmiley::HistericalSmiley::HistericalSmiley:

Deb, I have two words:

ONLY YOU!!!
 

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Deb, you're a riot. That's why most of my bills are on auto pay, and the others, well... I usually just wait until they call me. I have a couple of accounts that actually call me a day or two ahead of the due date and ask if I want to make my payment. :brownbag:

A few years back I worked downtown and if my account would overdraw they would call and ask if I wanted to run over and make a deposit so I wouldn't be charged the late fees. I loved that bank!

I hate being the one in charge of the finances. Ask LBB if he's taking on any clients. :smrofl:
 

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Of all the times to forget to pay your bill......I have heard how hot it is out there!!! Glad you got it straightend out~~~and everybody is nice and cool!!!:chili:
 
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