I'm quite certain I already know the answer, but I'm checking, just in case, because you never know. I've been wrong before.
There's an older lady in my church who has legal custody of her grandchildren. The mom pretty much lives life on her terms, always has. Takes her kids when it's convenient. The latest arrangement has been that the mom has her own apartment where the kids sleep at night. She drops the ten-year-old girl off at school in the morning and leaves the twelve-year-old boy, who isn't in school right now because of serious health problems--long story--with his grandparents for the day while she goes to work. Well, this morning she brought the boy to the grandma, and his whole body was cold as ice, and he was shivering, teeth chattering, and coughing up a storm. Her story was that the apartment complex has started this thing where they turn off the heat for the whole place at 7:30 at night and turn it back on at 7:30 in the morning. Master switch for the entire complex, nothing anybody can do about it.
So the grandma called me and another lady from church asking for blankets she can send over there for her grandkids. I have three, and the other lady is rounding up a couple, but my thought is, blankets aren't the issue. The deal is, the mom probably went and spent the heat money on something else, and now the bill isn't paid, and it's cold enough to make a polar bear turn up its nose and cuss, and those kids can't go back to that apartment. So I'm just asking, for any of you landlord ladies out there, if there's any possible way on the face of this planet, at least in the United States of America, that you could have a master switch to shut down everybody's heat for twelve hours at night in the dead of Colorado winter when it's below zero out without the city and Section 8 and CPS and the news and everybody else climbing up your sorry ass. In case I'm missing something. I'm wondering what my best approach should be, because I'm not sure I can in good conscience just send my three comforters out the door and leave it at that.
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