Since I don’t want to leave my blog with a long ranting post 😉 Here’s an update on things in my world.
Archives for August 2008
So it’s been quite the week and I don’t mean that at all in a good way…..where should I even begin? Monday kicked things off with a bang with Amber teething like there is no tomorrow and shots on top of that which she seemed to be a little more sensitive to this time.
Then Tuesday was the real bad day–other than today of course, but more on that later. It kicked off with Amber screaming inconsolably at the top of her lungs at 6–waking Bob up about an hour before he actually had to get up–poor guy couldn’t go back to sleep and just got up, needles to say he became a very cranky pants. He got swamped by the guys at work trying to talk him out of getting out of the Coast Guard–they pretty much convinced him that if he does we’ll land in the poor house, yeah because we’re doing so well financially now!!!! 😛 So he’s all doubting himself and worried that he’s making a terrible decision which makes me stress because I think he’s about to change his mind yet again and I’m kinda nervous about everything too–I mean it is a big life change!! I truly do think it will be for the better though…I mean the next 3 years are going to be tough as can be, I realize that, but we’re struggling so much right now and Bob just really isn’t happy with what he’s doing and I want to see him in a job he really likes and has a passion for–and maybe actually pays something half way decent!! Anywho…off of that rant onto my next one–so I’m in a kafufful mood anyways then Bob calls up saying that the collections department just called him and we’re a month late on our Escape loan. What??!!! So I freak out, try to figure out if I paid it, find the check but can’t find if it got pulled out of our account or not, and call them back. I figured it maybe got lost in the mail. So I give the guy our account info and he’s like OK we’ll draft this out cancel the check you sent us. So I go to Wells Fargo to cancel it and guess what? It can’t be cancelled because it’s already been cashed! So to make a long story a tiny bit shorter 5 phone calls later we know it’s been cashed but no one has any clue where on earth the money went–great. We fax them the photocopy and tell them to stop the payment from the first phone conversation since the money was taken out and I don’t want to overdraft our account by them hitting it twice.
Fast forward to today….I check our account and see a wonderful -101 balance O.O After going HUH????!!!!! I realize that they went ahead and took the money out anyways–how very nice of them! 5 phone conversations today later we find out that they finally did find out where the first check went to–they got it and so it really was their bad in the first place, and the only thing they can do is have me haul in a ton of paperwork on Monday–rehash this whole story for the billionth time–show them the $270 worth of overage fees they cost us and get reimbursed for it. Can I let out a loud UGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!
So we go to take the boat out to try to forget this awful morning and relax and then Amber ends up screaming the entire time….and Bob finds out the front of his boat is all cracked……and his CD player in his truck quit working right before our 2,000 mile road trip across the US…..oh and our vacuum just broke…..Oh and I forgot to mention I looked at the due by date wrong on the loan for my ring and sent the check in 2 days late so instead of 0% APR we were supposed to have now we’re paying 26% and we owe more this month then last month even with last month’s payment. :S
Sigh……..so……..yeah…….I know that God’s in control and everyone has times like these. It’s not even that in and of themselves these things are such a big deal cuz they’re not at all…especially considering the trials that so many people I know have to deal with, this stuff is incredibly petty…it’s just the fact they all got dumped on us at once, it’s a little overwhelming 🙁 I really am fine…and I know it’ll get better soon…I just thought I’d rant for awhile because sometimes that make you feel a little bit better. And if I rant on here no one has to “listen” that doesn’t want to 🙂
Bob & I
So yesterday I finally figured out why Amber has been so cranky and not sleeping well lately-she’s cutting her first tooth!! I found the little stub on her bottom gums yesterday and the poor gums themselves are all red and swollen..poor baby–no wonder she’s been such a grump!! Hopefully now that we know what’s wrong we can try to make her comfortable!!
This is the nastiest, scariest, meanest looking spider I have ever seen in my whole life!!! I saw it while I was chasing after a lizard right on our front porch!!! Those things in front of it’s face are it’s FANGS!!!! Good heavens…….there are certainly some things about North Carolina that I will not miss!!!! Here’s another pic so you can get an idea of how huge it is!!!