Literally, and figuratively. Let me fill you in on the last 10 days…
We survived Hurricane Irma. No property damages to report, but we were without power for a week. School was canceled all last week, because many city roads were blocked by downed trees and power lines. Thankful for all the utility workers who worked long days to help restore power to our area.
Internet was out for 10 full days. First world problems, I know. We do not have TV, we just stream, so without the internet, there is no TV. Thank goodness for a hard-drive with a handful of kids movies on it. Other than that I worked on the house a good bit. The boys rooms were cleaned, organized, and decluttered. My home office is 75% done. I made the most out of the technology break.
Looks like Hurricane Maria is heading this way. Hope that turns back to sea!
DH needed new rims and tires. DH found a set for $350. Great deal. Only to find out after he got home that all the tires were dry rotted. I was furious! Now he had rims, but still needed tires. Called around for days, $700-$1000 for his truck tires! Finally a local place had a special (something to do with a sports team scoring) and for $600 he got tires, but the receipt was for $800. He bought tires, a warranty on them, an alignment, and an oil change. All was well. Until….
The truck we’ve had only five months decided to spazz out and die in the middle of an intersection while I was heading home. Battery and alternator died. $190 for a replacement battery, $483 for the alternator. Dealership quoted $833 for parts and labor. Our friend installed it all for $100. Thank goodness.
It’s been a very painful, expensive week with that truck. 😦
Problems are not resolved! In fact after this drama with my adjustor, the water mitigation company called me last week stating they received an email from him that he sent me a check to pay them. (He called weeks prior to state he paid them directly…) Around and around we go!!!
Then in the mail two days ago I receive an official notice of termination from my insurance company. That’s right. After my first and only claim EVER due to the water heater flood fiasco, the insurance company has dropped all of my policies effective October 1st. Two homes, three vehicles.
I still have not received a DIME for the repairs needed at the old house for my claim that was filed in JUNE. I’ll be dealing with corporate this week. Now I need to find a new insurance broker.
Out of nowhere, DH and I both started getting hounded by collection agencies this week! DH has two medical bills now in collections, that were part of a settlement from 2015. I have all the proof showing these were to have been paid out by the lawyer. Those are now “pending” for further information. IE The damn lawyer needs to deal with it. Sleazy jerk.
Mine is a dental bill from 2014!! That I PAID IN FULL! The woman was so nasty on the phone. If I didn’t pay it in full right then, she was reporting it to my credit. That threat just makes me roll my eyes to be honest. I have other things to worry about these days. Whatever, report it. Sure enough, she did. My nice 801 credit score plummeted to a 756 once it showed up. The amount I supposedly owe? $441. I called my dentists office, they claimed to have sent me invoices. I have an invoice from 2014 that showed a remaining balance of $41.93, which would make sense, because I generally pay in $50-$100 increments. How did it go from $41 to $441? No one can explain. Three years, I don’t have receipts, I don’t even have the same bank anymore. Another fun project to deal with.
I need a money tree.
I’ll update my numbers tomorrow, now that I have internet. 🙂