That's what they call Fridays here. Gives them an excuse to end the workday at 3pm. Gotta love that. This week has been hectic - Princess Trouble had Vacation Bible School in the evenings and that made for a crazy week. But tonight is the last night and life should get back to something that resembles normal.
The gods conspired against MY Aloha Friday today though. If you recall, while we were in the middle of our move from there to here, all of us got sick. I wound up in the ER in the middle of the night and Little Man wound up at the doc's office after a big hassle with Tricare (recap here if you don't remember) with a rash that looked like the Measles. That was 4 months ago. Seems that Tricare isn't responding to the hospital and doc's requests for payment. Surprise, surprise, surprise.
Today in the mail, here is what I received :
- a bill from the water company (not really a big deal but after the ELECTRIC BILL that came yesterday, my poor heart could barely handle this one)
- a package from McGyver's parents that contained a bill from the doc and a "pay up or die" letter from the hospital (of course, me dying kind of defeats the purpose - they are more likely to get their money from me if I'm ALIVE)
- an e-mail from my mom regarding an account that I thought was settled YEARS ago - literally. This account has been around for 12 years. They lost track of me and I lost track of them for several years. Finally, upon inspecting my credit report, I realized that the account was delinquent. I made several attempts to settle up but the company never sent me the information I requested. So I let it go and eventually it no longer showed up on my credit report. Now, they are back. Morons. I'll send them their money - that's no problem. But not until I get - IN WRITING - that they will clear any and all negative comments from my credit report upon receipt of my payment.
So I guess it was "dump the bills on HFS" day today. Must have missed that memo. The money isn't really an issue - it is but it's not a hardship - it just seems that this all happens at once. Blech.
I'm off to try to seek out cheap plane tickets to the mainland. Uncle R is getting married - in August. I'm thrilled but summer travel from here tends to be a bit...pricey. And there is NO way I am travelling with Little Man on my lap for 6 hours. I'll fork over the money to get him his own seat...I think. Not if they are $600 like they were when I looked last week. Maybe we could buy a boat and sail to California...
I'll be calling Tricare Monday to rassle with them about the bills. Maybe I can slip our electric bill in there too...
Have a good weekend!