Today is Tuesday 14th April

A bit of a different start to the day today having reported a gas escape in the next road.
Hubby and I have smelt gas on a couple of occasions there and intended to report it a few nights ago, but it went out of our head.
Walking Maggie this morning, it was really strong, so when I got home, I looked up the emergency number and called it in as it was outside a property where we know the elderly couple.
The call was answered on the second ring, no recorded messages and straight to a human being. The details were taken and I was given an order number, then told they would be out within the hour.
I walked round to let them know a gas man was on his way. They are all electric, but as the smell wasn’t coming from their house and between properties, I wasn’t taking any chances.
A gas van drove past our house a little while ago, 40 minutes after my call. We walked round with Maggie and were able to confirm the area where I’d smelt it.

We thanked the guy in the van, and I had already thanked the guy in the phone.
More frontliners, unsung heroes, delivering an emergency service of a different kind.

Keep safe everyone.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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10 Responses to Today is Tuesday 14th April

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    We have so many people to thank for putting their own aafety aside to make sure we are safe. They really are heroes.

  2. Good of you to report the gas leak – nothing to mess with – former husband (RIP) retired from gas distribution of utility company.

    • Have seen the couple since and there was a leak coming from the house next door, exactly where I’d smelt it. This is now going to be sorted by digging up the pavement and sectioning it off. I told him to remember to turn left out of his gate when he went out on his mobility scooter!

  3. Sadje says:

    They are really the heroes.

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