Lately, I've been in a funk. Not really sure why, just not really motivated and not really social. I do best when I'm busy and work has been terribly slow. Terribly.
I've spent my days trolling around various blogs and doing anything I can to stay awake while listening to my overly annoying and obnoxious wall mate. It's about time that I officially smack myself silly and WAKE UP!
Last week I had attempted to verify if I had paid my mortgage online. I usually do so by mid-month for the following month. I was somehow confused if I had paid and with the trip to Arizona, I guess I hadn't. Although the online site wouldn't let me get beyond a message that I had to pay my homeowners insurance before proceeding. My homeowners is automatically billed and comes out of my escrow. I contacted the insurance company to verify. Then, I dropped it. I dropped the ball. Today, I logged back in and sure enough I could navigate the system and it showed that my mortgage is DUE by 9/16! So, because I dropped the ball, $6.00 processing fee.
Additionally, when my aunt passed, now over a month ago, I ordered flowers online. In doing so, I enrolled in some discount program that saved me $32.00 but cost me $9.99. Whatever. Problem, I dropped the ball. Every single day I saw the email in my inbox looming at me, beckoning me to call and cancel. Of course, I wanted to do so the next day, but I had to wait 14 days before canceling. And then what happened? I did nothing, until I called today to cancel. I dropped the ball. I was automatically billed for another month, yesterday. The customer service rep. tried to convince me to use the savings and coupons for the month before canceling since I couldn't get the money back. NO. THANK. YOU. CANCEL.
Last night I also received an email that my son's lunch account is past due $1.75. He doesn't get school lunch. I called today and had that taken care of.
Fortunately my dropping the ball has only inconvenienced me a total of $14.24. Just think if I were the Lions receiver today after he dropped the ball in what they consider a failed attempt to finish the "process".
I hope I can get my head out of my butt and soon; however, in the scheme of things, I'm OK if it takes a little while! By the way, this morning I was realizing, I NEED & WANT A VACATION!