It’s no secret that things aren’t going so well for us as of late. Most recently were began losing our utilities. Tuesday morning our natural has was shut off and we were told that we had to pay the entire balance of over $8,000 in order to turn it back on.
To say we were freaking out about this would be a bit of an understatement.
However, after the dust settled a bit, I was able to get ahold of Dominion East Ohio Gas. Turns out, we had been misinformed.
The reason we were shut of was because we hadn’t been making the PIPP payments. We were under the impression, after being told so, that we couldn’t make PIPP payments until we got caught up. To get caught up, it was over $700 and we simply couldn’t pull that off.
While miscommunication sucks, this time it brings with it good news.
Turns out that we only have to pay $231.xx to make up the PIPP payments and the gas will be turned back on. This is a far cry from the $8,200 balance were thought we had to pay.
While we still don’t have the money to get it turned back on, $231 is something that is much more attainable for us.
This is a big relief and sorta gives us a light at the end of the tunnel.
Things are still going to be tough without heat, hot water or a working stove but I now have a realistic chance of fixing this in the near future. I would have never been able to cover the $8,200.
This is a victory and one I’m grateful for.
While it may seem bittersweet, a victory is a victory. 🙂
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