All I Want for Christmas

It is Christmas Eve.

All I want for Christmas is:  1) Peace on Earth, 2) my family and friends to know how blessed I am to be a part of their lives, 3) excellent health, 4) U.S. citizens to realize why they need to vote in every election (the entire ballot), 5) each person to take personal responsibility for the beauty and safety of their neighborhoods by knowing/meeting their neighbors, 6) people to be more honest, 7) people to use their smart phones to help them stay informed of issues that effect their health, safety and economic well-being; 8) a plumber who can fix my week-long plumbing problems, and 9) more people to truly honor the birth of Christ and celebrate it by having the courage to not go into debt due to please others.

What is on your Christmas list that will not fit in a box or stocking?

This Christmas Holiday  Season I am excited, exhausted, and frustrated. For the past three months, I have been excited about getting all my doctor’s visits before the end of  the year,  For the past month I have been working through my list of things to do to prepare for the New Year.  For the past week, I have been dealing with a very challenging plumbing issue where the City of Atlanta took three days trying to figure out if I have a septic tank or sewer system.

With today’s technology, old maps, and seasoned employees with institutional knowledge of Atlanta’s water and sewer system, for the life of me, I cannot figure out why it has taken four days, six City of Atlanta Watershed Management employees, three plumbers, two City Councilman staff, two septic tank experts, numerous phone calls and text messages, and my plumbing problem is now worse. Why would the City records not clearly show what type of water/sewer system I have?

Since a plumbing problem cannot be resolved until technicians and plumbers know which system to repair.  This issue has been quite challenging.

While clearly being frustrated over this issue, I am praying that it will be resolved soon.  It would be nice to be able to “flush” as I look forward to a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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