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time is flying

October 8th, 2005 at 11:21 am

Each week goes by pretty quickly. I guess because my schedule is pretty tight? I've had a stressful week though, not related to work, but again with Nick and his knee. It blew out again and he's having trouble with work. Despite the fact he shouldn't be working, he is, and they are being as difficult as they can be. His lawyer is re-opening his worker's comp case from when this all happened originally, but that takes a month at least, and now his job is saying that they can't pay him if he isn't 100% and doing all required duties (even though he was, just with the help of his maintenaince technicians, which is what they are there for, he is a supervisor). So I think they probably plan to fire him in the long run Frown He/we just can't win. I am not allowing him to get another job like this, he can't do it. His knee can't handle it.

Want to hear something funny? The day after I called Netflix and complained about not receiving the $10 Target gc, and after he told me that's only if I joined, which I didn't believe, I received it in the mail. LOL - if I knew I'd get in touch with the same rep, I'd love to call and see why I somehow got it? Hehe. I am glad it's the weekend - it's been kinda blah outside and I just want to lay around this weekend. I am going to watch the free movies I am getting from my Blockbuster trial Smile

Carnival of Debt Reduction

October 3rd, 2005 at 05:21 pm

Another Monday, done and gone. Luckily they always go fast. My good mood continued on into today, but I am pretty sure it'll be gone by tomorrow, hehe.

Yesterday I wrote my letter to ChexSystems/WaMu Bank about the item on my report. I am not holding out too much hope, but still keeping my fingers crossed that they'll give me the time of day and honor my request. Also drafted a letter to some insurance company, based online, that Nick had purchased for literally a day back in February. He decided to cancel within 2 days, they said ok, cancellation is processed, you won't be charged. No worries since it wasn't... until 9/30! What a scam. Complained and was told we need to write a letter stating he never had this insurance, etc. used it. Did that and copied the BBB. I don't play. What is it with all these companies thinking they have a right to my money? Ugh!

Not much else going on. If you have a PF blog and want to participate, I'm hosting something called the Carnival of Debt Reduction on my blog (http://ksfinancialprogressreport.blogspot.com) next Monday. What it is, different bloggers submit their posts on debt reduction and one blogger hosts per week. Lucky me Smile Anyone interested in submitting, please email me at kar3881 at yahoo.com. If you're interested in what the Carnival is like, check out the current one up at Free Money Finance: http://www.freemoneyfinance.com/2005/10/carnival_of_deb.html

ahhh, it's the weekend!

October 1st, 2005 at 09:00 pm

I thoroughly enjoyed my day today - I SO needed it. It was a really rough week, not tough work-wise by any means, but just the whole getting up and DOING it at all. I was just exhausted. Days were stretching longer than they ever have, and I was so on edge. Last night I could have done a happy dance, I was so happy when I got home, just to relax. Smile

I woke up this morning, fairly early for me on a weekend, at 10:30 (Nick unfortunately had to do a little work, so he was already up). I checked my email, since I hadn't had time yesterday, cleaned the house, read my free issues of Budget Living and Sept & Oct's Kiplinger's PF mag, and watched one of the movies I have from Blockbuster's free trial. I played with my cats, who I believe miss me since they are all over me, and just could smile from ear to ear. All financial tasks and planning has been completed for the week/weekend, and I can just RELAX. The only 'stress' I had today was that I finally decided to call up Netflix (I had a free trial with them back in August) and ask where my promotional $10 gc from Target was. Apparently the terms somehow changed from my recollection (a big reason why I even signed up for the trial at all) and you had to become a paying member to get the gc. I told the rep that I thought as much, thanked him, and hung up. The gc would've been nice but I wasn't going to fight over it. I also have no intentions of being a Netflix customer anyway, and wouldn't now if I had. I just don't trust companies when I think they are being shady.

The only thing I haven't accomplished yet is to write my response to ChexSystems - the thought of doing so exhausts me, I know I need to do it, but wish I didn't have to deal with it at all. Frown