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Friday, September 13, 2013

Hammer of god



We've had our share of lightning storms the last couple of days. Fortunately, the lightning strings weren't too near the house. That's a relief.

Town hall wasn't so lucky. First lightning hit the phone pole to the north of the building. Soon after the telephone pole to the south was also hit. Every printer in the town clerk's office fried. They were working on it. My town is so small that the IT professional is a nice lady who volunteers her time.

I strolled into the place to pay a bill and only then did I realize the chaos the place was in. In spite of that, they set everything aside to deal with me. After about a half dozen attempts to print out a receipt with the one functioning printer in another office, they gave up. Instead, they hand wrote a receipt.

The clerk did ask if that as all right with me. I assured them it was. She promised to mail a printed receipt as soon as the printers were sorted out. There's no doubt in my mind that's what will happen. Believe it or not, they are pretty trustworthy people. Competent too.

That's another reason I like living in a small town.

-Sixbears


10 comments:

  1. Trustworthy public servants? Wow! You DO live in a small town!

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  2. I am amazed they had a reciet book.I pay our gas bill at small town hall they hand write and stamp the bills.For some things progeress aint!

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    1. People were paying their bills long before computers.

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  3. Storms rattled through here last evening. What a relief! The light flickered on and off, but we didn't lose power. This time.

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    1. More storms on the way here today. Not going to get much done outside.

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  4. Small towns are really great but they are fading away into past history very quickly.

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    1. Not everywhere, Dizzy, not everywhere.

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  5. I grew up in a town of 500 people where everybody knew your name. I really miss that life! Now I live in a city of a million and a murder a day!

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    1. I'm not a big city boy. Don't know how you do it.

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