Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Progress

Yesterday I got home to find a collections notice in the mail from our former internet provider. "Pissed off" would be the under statement the year. We switched from them to another company for a few reasons, but one of them was that they kept on billing us for renting a cable modem when we owned our own. I'd call them, they'd credit us back the rental charge, then the next month they would charge us again. Finally enough was enough.

Guess what the account when into collections for? $23.17 for failure to return a rented piece of equipment. Ohhhh I was NOT HAPPY. That was the first notice we had about the whole thing. Nothing was ever said when we canceled, no letters were ever sent that they were going to send it to collection. Ugh. We have worked like crazy since January to pay off all of our debt. We finally have no more credit card debt (yeay!!!), and are well on the way to paying off Jerad's bike and my car. Then this little gem.

I called the cable company and after going from department to department, and person to person they are going to fix it and promised it would come off of our credit reports. Supposedly. I wrote down everyone's names and user numbers just so I have some sort of reference... still, crappy way to start the night.

Well, we managed to finally put away our laundry. Its so sad that somehow that became a blog-worthy event in our lives. We also went through and cleaned out our closets and dressers of all the clothes that didn't fit, we have hung onto but never wear, or we just wanted to donate. Now we actually have the room to put away everything which is nice.

We did sleep in the guest room again. We sort of had to because we are addicted to Here Comes the Newlyweds. Did you watch last season? Loooove it!!! They had a challenge this time where they had to run into this house and pick up as many bugs as they could, then run back outside and fill up a jar with them. Anyways, it didn't get over till 11, then we watched an X-Files rerun. Also about bugs. Needless to say we both had creepo insect dreams and tossed and turned all night.

Getting up at 5:45 was not my bff this morning.

On my lunch break I am running to SLO to the dealership where I bought my car to cancel my Gap Insurance and Extended Warranty... yes I am one of the people who actually bought those things... so that will take off more than $1,500 of my car loan and get me closer to being debt free. My car isn't even 3 years old and has 33k miles on it. I plan on getting a small SUV before I would ever need the extended warranty. I have it paid down enough that I don't need the Gap anymore so its def worth the hassle of canceling them.

I can't imagine how crazy it would be to *not* have a car payment.

PS: the most wonderful news evah, PBR is back at the fair this year. The Challenger Tour. I can die happy.

7 comments:

Misguided Mommy said...

I PROBABLY WOULD HAVE BEEN HUNG UP ON BY THE CABLE COMPANY AFTER I SAID MOTHERFUCKER ASSHOLE ONE TOO MANY TIMES.

I AM NOTORIOUS FOR NOT PUTTING AWAY LAUNDRY. CURRENTLY I HAVE TWO BASKETS OF MY OWN CLOTHES JUST STARING AT ME IN MY ROOM. FOR SOME REASON I DONT MIND WASHING AND FOLDING BUT DAMN I HATE HATE HATE PUTTING IT AWAY.

I AM MAD AT THE CABLE COMPANY FOR YOU STILL!

.heidi.noelle. said...

Here come the Newlyweds...LOVE IT!!

honeywine said...

LOL I so could have blogged about Paladin putting away the laundry the other day. The kids must think that we never fold clothes. Great idea about the car insurance. I have actually never had a car payment, but then again, we tend to drive beaters. ;)

Kat said...

Cable companies are the worst. I don't know what it is that makes them suck at bookkeeping.

Gosh I remember just two years back we were in the same position you find yourself in now but paying off your debts and having money over for the rest of the month instead of the other way around is amazing.

Nap Warden said...

I have never heard of Hear Come the Newlyweds...do I live in a cave?

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