Minutes To Memories

More and more and more.


et me tell you a story.

A little over six weeks ago Hurricane Ida blew through. While her rainfall didn’t do too much in my neighborhood, 155 mph winds did.

They blew down almost every kind of cable and power source. Our power company, Entergy, did the best the they could and had us repowered in about two weeks. Cox followed right behind. They all picked up their damaged goods and cleaned up their messes.

Along comes AT&T. They got their service repaired but picked up nothing. The foreman flat out lied and said they would pick it up the next day.


Now comes my calls to their corporate office. Do you know how hard it is to reach an actual human being at AT&T? I lied my way through their switchboard when I finally reached a maintenance and repair division of business accounts.

I reckoned I was trying to get a business account — AT&T’s — looked after. Heh. They said the problem would be taken care of within a couple of days.


Yesterday I called The District Attorney of Orleans Parish and filed a criminal complaint. At their suggestion I also filed a civil suit.

Since their corporate headquarters are located in Dallas, Texas, and my attorney’s office is also located there, I filed in Dallas County, Texas.

Nobody wants to go to court there.

I doubt that I’ll recover the ten million dollars in damages I am asking for, but I’ll finally get their attention.


All they had to do was finish their job.


et me tell you another story. A better one.

I took a stroll in a place that I rarely do.

Look what I found. I found autumn in the pine needles and mud.

That made me happy because we are drifting between the moment of early fall and real fall.

This is when I get really impatient. It’s not cool and there aren’t enough red leaves. t’ll get here soon enough, but until then…

Grumble, grumble, toil and trouble.

The picture is easy. Expose properly and there is no work in post production.to speak of.

There is an interesting thing happening with the block design. Every time I try to do some actual design, the system messes with me so I eventually give up and go back to this kind of page layout.

It’s boring, but at least I can do it.

It’s clean and minimalistic.

That’s good.

For now.



10 responses to “Minutes To Memories”

  1. Doug Wilson Avatar
    Doug Wilson

    We watch a program about Game Wardens in Louisiana and it was very interesting to see the work done in rescues after the storm. It is called Louisiana Law and appears on The Animal channel.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      We’ve limited ourselves. No animal channel. After the storm that drenched Houston in about 30 inches of rain, we took in five dogs as fosters, which gave us ten dogs total.


  2. sloppy buddhist Avatar

    I listen to a podcast on the daily … about towns and natural disasters… it was a story I didn’t know … not easy … hoping days are working better for you Ray ~ hugs from windy Etown ☺️🌞🕊


    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      We are doing just fine. We are buying a farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia 82 non working acres a nice house and a bunch of out buildings.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Debra Avatar

    Wow! Please let us know how this case progresses. I really do want to know.

    And the photo is really beautiful. The leaves in jewel tones are beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      I doubt that it will go far. The briefs have been filed. AT&T will lie about why they can’t pick up their remains and try to blame it on too much work. Thank you.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Debra Avatar

        What? AT&T lie and shift responsibility? Yuck! I’m impressed you went forward, though!


      2. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

        I’m a natural badass. That’s how I earn my living.



    I really like how this post gives me and insight to how the hurricane affected you specifically and more personally. Im sorry this has happened to you, and I this case turns out for the better.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

    AT&T backed down. Every piece of their broken stuff is gone, with the exception of one cable which I suspect is a left over power line.


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