I actually sat through a city council meeting last night.
The last time I did that I was a 27-year-old TV reporter in Great Falls, Montana. I would wait for some kind of decision on resolution 1.2.73, addendum 46 on corn subsidies and then before I fell into a complete coma I would interview someone about it and put it on the 10 p.m. news so that folks at home didn’t have to take an Ambien to fall asleep that night.
But back at last night’s city council meeting, I was there to see if there was any progress on the flood issues in my town. You see – I’d really prefer if another 10 1/2 feet of water didn’t make its way into my home again. Because frankly, I hate having to tread water in my living room.
At one point during this meeting, they talked about 40 truckloads of debris that had been removed from a river that runs right through town and behind my home. This is a small bit of progress. And then the city manager gave the mayor a golf club that had been found in the river. And boy, did everyone have a hearty chuckle over that!!
A golf club in the river! That must have been one hell of a golf game.
I don’t know. I guess I would have thought it was funnier if I wasn’t in my third month of living in a rental house that is not covered by flood insurance.
Which brings me to the little hiccup with our kitchen cabinets.
They were supposed to be delivered in five days.
Which turned into two weeks.
Which turned into maybe December.
But maybe not.
Rick is convinced that we are part of a cabinet Ponzi scheme in which someone else has to lose their cabinets in order for us to finally get ours.
Yesterday, we were forced to cancel the cabinet order and start with a new company. So if you add up the cost of the cabinets, the additional rental money because of time lost, our mental anguish and time spent arguing with cabinet people during Halloween festivities, it comes to roughly a billion dollars. I think.
I feel silly complaining about any of this. Because I have my four amazing children, a wonderful husband, a warm house and many other blessings.
It’s just that I really want to go home.