The last day of the month is here. Hard to believe that we are going into September. This year has really taken off and time just seems to be going faster and faster.
This weekend has been a money spending fest. I paid all of the bills that I needed to, minus my auto insurance. Which I will be paying later today o tomorrow. Very happy that I have credit cards so that I can float loans and not drain myself of cash.
I also got groceries, cat food and went to Target. I got a Bluetooth Headset for work, since I will be on the phones starting on Tuesday. It’s not required and is completely at my expense, so I went on the cheap. I’ve already got a decent headset and have found that it works best with only 1 device paired. I thought I only spent $39 for it but just looked at the receipt and the cashier forgot to charge me for it. So I got it for free. Nice! All of the business that I give Target, I think I have earned a break. They are Cat Litter Headquarters' for me. I do kind of feel like going back and saying um, she forgot to charge me for this and that is the honest & right thing to do, but I am not going to do it.
I picked up ink for my printer, that was $65 which I wish that was free and I would pay for the headset. I got the ink at Office Depot and it should last me for a very long time. I went XL because I use the most of the black ink.
Friday, my local office surprised us and let us go 2 hours early. I still had to check with my boss but was told leave and it’s paid leave. Nice! I had been working on trying to organize the Inventory Room and have made some progress. There is still lots more to do and it’s going to take time, time that I am not sure when I will have.
I treated myself to a hair cut & shampoo on Friday. Then swung by Sam’s to get gas for the car. A man approached me and asked if I wanted my windshield washed for free. I said sure. Then he told me that I had several chips in the windshield. I just got the damn thing put in less than a year ago. Interstate driving really wears hard on the windshield. Anyway, he said they would fix it for free. So I let them, but it wasn’t free. It cost me $40 because I happen to have 1 of the 2 insurance companies that won’t work with them. I explained that I was told it would be free but they said sorry you have to pay. Fine, I wasn’t exactly pleased as punch but I paid. Then I went through a car wash, I asked prior to going if it would be okay. Because there was greasy handprints all over the window and well the car needed a wash. There went $17. What I thought were hand prints turns out to be the resin that they used. My windshield looks horrible but only on the inside. Outside, you can’t tell a thing. I’m not too happy, but what is done is done.
I spent a good portion of my day yesterday researching the company that did the repair. Turns out I am not the first person to complain about them. They have an F rating with the BBB. Really a company that Sam’s Club Partnered with is not above board. Oh that and there little disclaimer that they don’t condone the use of the word free by any rep of their company. Sent me into a rampage. I went on a letter writing campaign. I want a written apology and my money back. I went off on Sam’s Club and told them I would never again use a 3rd part provider that they contract with because they obviously didn’t do their research ahead of time. The whole thing is totally unacceptable.
Most people don’t know that chips are typically covered by your insurance company provided that you have Comprehensive coverage. The insurance company looks at the repair as preventative maintenance in that if the chip is fixed in time it won’t turn into a crack and they will be able to save money in the long run. Most people also think that this will cause your insurance to go up if you file a claim. Not under Comprehensive typically things that fall under that coverage are not surchargable so your rates won’t be affected. Yes in the long run the insurance company’s rates will increase and eventually you will feel it but it’s lumped in with the cost of doing business.
I am unfortunately stuck with this unless I want to foot the bill for a windshield replacement, the company that did the repair work says they will refund your money if your not happy but that is the extent of it. I feel like a damn fool in that I was suckered in and fell for it. I should have been more cautious but I was feeling really good and laid back, it was a Friday before a long weekend and my Birthday so I threw caution to the wind and look what it got me! Lesson learned don’t do it again.
I’ve been out to eat … Huddle House this morning for breakfeast. I really wanted to see the cute waiter that I like but he was no where to be found. Food was still good. Yesterday I went to Bob Evans. Their chili is back on the menu and I had to have a bowl. Very good just needed more crackers and a little cheese. Tomorrow I’m headed to Chili’s. My brother called and him and my mom want to take me out for my birthday. I like that idea, it’s better than eating either of their cooking!
I’ve been rather lazy about getting things done around here. Just started laundry and I need to get cracking on cleaning this place up. Plus the children really want food.
Long story short I am broke again. Very little money left but thankfully I was able to pay all of the bills, including the mortgage. Now I have to work on finding a mortgage place that will offer me a lower monthly payment and get this place into my name.
I did some checking on my late partners Bankruptcy. I am a little more than $2,000.00 short of getting to the magic number, where I will qualify for the attorney to submit a hardship discharge. That doesn’t mean I will get it but given the circumstances I think the odds are pretty good. Unfortunately it will be around April before I reach that point, that is provided I keep paying as agreed and don’t make any lump sum payments. The better news is that at the end of the year my car will be paid for, so there is more money that I can tuck away, I just hope that I can discipline myself to save it and not spend it.
I have been eyeing laptops because I see myself getting one. It would be nice to be able to surf at work without being traced or fear of someone watching you. Not that I have the time but it could be another way to spend my lunch time.
The other day I was on Facebook and they were dishing out ads about you might like and I went through them. I came across Mark E. Miller. He is a gay guy that makes you tube videos with his partner Ethan. They are both in their 20’s and damn good looking. I started watching and have been hooked ever since. I will be putting up a link on my site to their channels. The one problem I have is I see them kiss or be intimate with each other. I mean you can feel the love just by watching. That makes me miss my late partner even more. I wasn’t a big kisser but he was. I’d really like to kiss him now.
My new shoes have really helped my feet. So much that I can wear other shoes for a day and walk without a problem. It’s been a couple days and I feel a little pain but nothing like it was. I guess my foot was just sitting funny or cramped in the other shoes, which overtime lead to the pain. I am very grateful to have found a solution, I only hope that it keeps on working and doesn’t fail me. Then it will have been worth every penny I spent.
I sense myself just rambling on here. So I am going to run. Time to get into cleaning mode, fun stuff. Hope your weekend is going good and that you enjoy the extra day off. Tuesday will feel like Monday and no one will know what day of the week it is until Friday finally gets here. Talk with you peeps later.