“Waffles, why doesn’t anyone deliver waffles? You can get anything else delivered! Then again, they would probably be cold or never show up” I complained to Husband. It was the crankiness and lack of sleep talking. To be honest, I didn’t whip out the yellow pages to call restaurants and ask. Using the yellow pages would have only added to my irritability.
Trying to find a company in the yellow pages is like a treasure hunt. First, you have to divine the category it will be listed under. For example, it never occurred to me to search for Fed Ex under messenger service, though it makes sense. I never did find Walmart’s listing. That is because DBA’s (doing business as) aren’t allowed, so you have to know the parent company. Fortunately, propane is listed under gas.
Friday afternoon I ordered gas. Our propane is lasting twice as long these days since we found and fixed the leak, however we do still need to occasionally refill the tank. We used to use Tomza, unfortunately last time I called they never showed up. In fact, I called twice and received assurances of eminent delivery. Frustrated, I remembered that one of my friends used Z gas and was happy with the service. They came promptly and the cost was the same as Tomza. Not so on Friday, not that they promised delivery on Friday, the dispatcher told me that a tank would be out on Saturday. There is a law that no big trucks are allowed within 6 blocks of the city center until after 6 pm. Which means our gas gets delivered nocturnally, usually between 11 pm and 2 am. So we stay up and listen for the gas man.
Now I have to find another gas company, or give Thomza another chance.
Good thing the hurricane also failed to deliver as promised. The gauge on the tank is just above the red, but our hurricane preparedness plan calls for a full tank. That will make it heavier and less likely to become airborne (we hope) and also ensure that we don’t run out of propane if there is an emergency situation.