why does your mother in law happen to call on the day your phone service is disconnected? Can I parlay the "no phone" angle into a sympathy plea from the rental office? Maybe grant me an extension or "get out of rent free" card? No, probably not.
In any case the service is back on now (thank you). But the filling in my tooth is wiggling loose, which means that I am on my way to more $1,500 dentist bills.