Jan 15, 2011
Have You Ever Had...
Have you ever had one of those weeks where you just want to crawl into your bed and pull the covers over your head? That is the kind of week it has been here for me. I should have known. I was getting smug. I was getting things done. I was walking around like a peacock- well, only for a day or two. It all really started on Monday night. Waiting for me that night was an official looking envelope from Citibank. Hummm...don't deal with Citibank. Was going to recycle, but it looked suspiciously like it contained a check. After opening the envelope I did indeed discover a check- a good sized check- made out to Key Bank. Huh?
Well the official letter stated that this check arrived at Citibank on Dec.16th (now remember- Monday is Jan. 10th!!) in error. They are no longer the bank holding my credit card account. I know that, I told my credit union that months ago, but non-the-less, the electronic payment went to the wrong bank. Great! Late fee on my account! Immediately called Key Bank and confirmed that Dec. payment was never received and I went on to explain my tale of woe. Just exactly when was my last posted payment I asked (knowing full well I had made another payment on January 3rd). November 2010! Say what??
Come to find out not only was my December payment misdirected (they worked with me and waived the late fee after bringing in the Citibank check), but January's was missing in action. Another good chunk of change had been sent to an inactive account! Now this payment can't be found and I have spoken to 2 different people at Dell Financial and as of this morning 4 different people at my credit union. Everyone is giving me a different scenario, and as of tonight the ball is back in my court-I have to fax information to Dell tomorrow am. Can I just mention that this still leaves me with out my large chunk of change? I'm not happy, and everyone I spoke to knows it and are trying to be nice. Poppycock!
To sooth my nerves, I decided that I would spend the rest of the day in my sewing room and just do what makes me calm and happy. Turn on my machine, push the set up for my quarter inch stitch and wham! Beeping and yelling from my machine that it can't do that. What?? Turn off machine. Start again. More yelling and beeping. Eject stitch card, reload. Still beeping and yelling, and now my screen is telling me I am going to rip the fabric and break the needle. NO, NO, NO!!! Turn machine off. Try once again with the regular stitch card rather than the quilting card. No go. ##$%^$$^. Yup- that is what I said (just thought I'd spare you your delicate ears) and then I had a total meltdown. So Missy Machine is going to work with me on Tuesday so it can get picked up Thursday (or will that be next week? I'm unsure of the new schedule!) and go to get a look see at the "sick machine clinic". Hopefully fixed?? Did I mention I have lost a big chunk of change from my account this week? I did?? Just checking. I'm looking at a nice bill for repairs I'm sure- the new rate has electronic machines in astonomically high repair territory.
OH, and did I mention that on top of it all I have a nasty, yucky head/throat thing??
Yup- going up to bed, pulling the covers over my head, and will not come out until I'm sure its safe to put my feet on the floor and deal with what life can throw at me.
Posted by Karen at 1/15/2011