My folks don’t need this

What most folks don’t guess since the sizable explosions that rocked my city over a month ago is that most of us are still without heating, and back in October, gas lines malfunctioned due to bad service by the supplier who owns them. They failed to pressurize the lines properly during service in September. When everyone turned their heat on as the weather began to chill in October, disaster struck, and over 71 homes were destroyed in gas line explosions. We’re lucky to still have our home. However, we’re living without heat now as the gas lines are slowly however surely repaired. Their negligence means that all of those exploded pipes have to be relaid, then folks in our section that have money set aside are just making the switch to oil heating, so they already have their homes nice and hot again. People like me though, middle class families who go from paycheck to paycheck, we’re stuck waiting for the gas supplier to service the lines and get the heat back on. For now, the gas supplier has been great enough to provide out section heating systems to all the homes who need them. It’s the least they can do after causing so much damage. However, the section heating systems aren’t enough when the uneven temperatures are already plummeting down to the single digits. We’re trying to stay hot with electric blankets, however even then our youngsters and the pets get terribly cold at evening. I’m hoping we’ll have the gas furnace back soon, however the news says it could be till after Christmas.