I called the customer, who called the sheriff and they still refused to let me enter the area until the next day when the water receded
A few days ago, the weather forecaster told us to expect rain on the weekend. A little rain didn’t worry me at all. I didn’t pay much attention to the forecast after that. If I had, I would have known to expect thunderstorms and flooding all weekend. Saturday was a tough day, because of the rain and the storms. I was scheduled to complete an HVAC installation job and it was dark and gloomy outside. I had the equipment delivered to the house earlier that morning, and I arrived to start working around 9am. It was pouring with lots of thunder and lightning. The river around the corner was getting higher and higher all day. At lunchtime, I decided to leave the property so I could go to the gas station for a couple of gatorades and hot dogs. I was gone for thirty minutes. When I tried to come back into the neighborhood, the police stopped me and told me that the roads were closed because of flooding. I was supposed to finish the HVAC installation. I told the cops that I was working on an AC repair job, but they wouldn’t let me go through the roadblock. I called the customer, who called the sheriff and they still refused to let me enter the area until the next day when the water receded. I know the customer was aggravated and angry, and I wasn’t particularly happy about the situation either. If I hadn’t left for lunch, they never would have made me leave the property in the middle of the HVAC installation job.