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Well, that's different!

February 21st, 2010 at 02:17 pm

Several months ago I opened a bank account just to get a bonus they were offering. I think it was $100.00 - easy free money. Every week $10.00 gets direct deposited into the account, then transfered out a day later. The account runs on autopilot, so I don't think much of it. I got my most recent statement and imagine the shock at what I saw in the middle of the page! It's very strange because nothing is unusual in the transactions - nothing at all! It's almost as if this doesn't even belong on my statement in the first place - just randomly placed there somehow. It sure doesn't match up to the transactions! I'm still laughing and shaking my head...

I don't have any plans to call the bank just yet. I honestly think someone hit the wrong button and I wouldn't be surprised if something like this shows up on everyone's statement. I certainly WOULD call if it said I was $161K in the hole - but it says I have $1.00 just like it should.

In other news:

- I paid off the balance transfer!!

- I nearly had a heart attack when I opened my student loan statement and saw how much interest I've paid over the years. How "nice" of them to put that on there. I did the consolidation and put the payment on autopilot - then never thought any more of it. I think this is the first time I've looked at a statement in *ahem* a few years. Needless to say, this one's going next! I'm shooting for 2 years at this point.

- DH wants a "new" car. Yes, seriously. Anyone else remember him getting the last one LESS than a year ago? He announced this the day after I paid off the credit card. That didn't go over well with me. After I showed him the student loan statement, he said "wow, it would be very selfish of me to get a new car right now." The next day, back to car talk. He just doesn't like the car he has. It's "not working out". He has been told it will be a VERY different transaction this time. He will negotiate (hates confrontation of any type), he will wait until he has enough money saved up (no instant gratification here), he will test drive the model he wants to buy, but will not test drive the exact car he wants to buy (to get a general idea of the car), he will talk to the sales guy - then walk away (again, no instant gratification). I did not like how my car purchase was handled and certainly didn't like how his last car purchase went.

- We finally "fixed" our laminate floor on the first floor. There was a lot of gapping right in a high traffic area. We've been putting this off as long as possible because we needed to move 29 and 52 gallon tanks. I wasn't worried about the smaller tank, but the large tank houses a LARGE pacu that I vowed to never move again. This project involved tearing up half the floor and reassembling it. The other half will need to be done at some point, but the gapping isn't too bad. I sure do ache today - we did the project yesterday. I'm really good at bending at the knees to pick up the buckets of water. Who knew it would be such a good butt workout moving 160 gallons of water one bucket at a time?! Owie. The project went well and we can walk through our living room again.

- My head is just starting to come out of the fog I've been in since fall. Stress did this to me. I'm still far from 100%, but I'm having some clearer thoughts. My work performance is suffering the most from this fog. What's kind of sad is that I can still function at 50% and out perform everyone else. I'm not happy with my work performance, but everyone else can live with it just fine.

- The mutt had another round with the abscess. I don't think it fully healed the first time. This time she got it to drain on her own. The limp is mostly gone now and I think she's 99% back to normal. Still keeping an eye on her and keeping the two of them apart as best we can.


Well, I think that's about it for now. Time to get back to tracking my coupon shopping in my spreadsheet. Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

9 Responses to “Well, that's different!”

  1. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Wow, that would be quite the eye popper - to see $161k in ISF charges!

    Cute cat. Smile

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    ((Hugs)) dealing with your stress. I can relate. I have those foggy moments at times to. Congrats on paying off the balance transfer, too!

  3. boomeyers Says:

    Sometimes I prefer to be in the fog?!

    Is kitty still on antibiotics?

    Hope the water work out ache goes away soon! Wink

  4. dmontngrey Says:

    No, her antibiotic shot was supposedly good for only two weeks - the first time around with this. The problem cropped up at least two weeks later and I opted to wait it out - depending on her behavior. The first time she was NOT herself at all, could barely move. This time she seemed to be healing on her own. She's still on watch, but appears ok.

    Should we worry about you out there in the fog?? Wink

  5. homebody Says:

    Man oh man that is some healthy looking cat!

  6. Jerry Says:

    What? Short of an accident that totals a car, or utter unreliability, or something like that, how does a car "not work out?" This is not a casual dating relationship, for goodness' sake. This is the kind of thing that car salesmen love, because they are all about selling people vehicles based on decisions other than money. Insurance, car payments, gas mileage... those are all secondary considerations in many cases. But they shouldn't be!

  7. dmontngrey Says:

    Ah, there's a key point in my "About Me" section: he's diagnosed ADHD. That complicates things greatly! Things that make sense to an ADHD mind just baffle the rest of us. I don't know what he expected from this car, just that it's not quite what he expected. It's got some problems, but he hasn't made any real attempts to fix them. He's not happy about the gas mileage - what did he expect from a turbo charged 6 cylinder car that takes premium fuel? I'd love for him to get rid of the car, but for now - he HAS to figure out how to make it work for him. "Thankfully" I've got some other family issues going on right now that have pushed this waaaay to the back burner. Don't worry - when the time comes this will be a mostly financial decision. The right one this time. I'm pulling veto power. Smile

  8. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Hey Missy- just checking in on you...hope all is going (ok)...perhaps life is being kinder??? Hang in there....

  9. dmontngrey Says:

    Hi Ray! Thanks for checking in. Unfortunately life has been very rough lately. Lost two turtles this year (had them 15+ years) and we've been battling cancer in a cat the last two months. Just got the diagnosis a week and a half ago and we're afraid we just have a couple more days with her. She's almost 16. Frown About the only thing going ok is the finances, so I have to be thankful for that!

    So hubby held off til December and bought a truck. We just paid off MY car after only 2 years 7 months. Big Grin A lot of my time last year was spent couponing and maintaining that blog. It became more interesting to me than talking about the household finances. I'm still very much around SA though - reading the blogs most days on my lunch break and commenting sometimes. Thanks sooooo much for checking up on me!!! I AM trying so hard to hang in there these days. My life is stuck in limbo and I just would like it back.

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