Friday, September 3, 2010

Hurricanes and Credit Reports

Two things that seem to be on everyone's minds today.

So, I had the day off because "all the rich schools" (Mum's words) are on vacation because many of them usually head out to Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard for their Labor Day clambakes and whatnot.

I, personally, have only been to Nantucket, and only once. It was for a basketball game in high school and the cheerleaders went as well. So we're standing off to the side stretching before we do any stunts and suddenly find insults being hurled at us FROM THE PARENTS OF THE OTHER TEAM. Not only was it just a bad display of poor sports-parent-ship, they called us "dirty chowder". I mean, I knew from the tone I was supposed to be offended, but I'm not really sure what that means. I did give props for regionalized creativity, though.

Anyway, now they're the dirty chowder (or whatever) because they're apparently going to get hit with Hurricane Earl. I do feel bad for the TONS of weddings that are supposed to be going on this week, but then I hear things like this woman who called into the radio during my morning commute, complaining that she'll have to fly out on her private plane earlier than expected.

Rich people. Ugh.

On the other end of the spectrum, we are dealing, AGAIN, with J's security clearance issue. J has some old debt that needs to be taken care of, and while he and I have been working on it, his paperwork is constantly getting "misplaced" in S shop (clerical office). It has been a constant battle and they have threatened a thousand times that they are going to chapter him out because he "hasn't been working on it" even though A. we can only afford what we can afford, and B. THEY keep losing his d*mn paperwork!

Anyway, so the big update today? We are down to only 2 (2!) accounts that need to be worked out. It's still going to be a good chunk of change, but he will have all bad debt cleaned up by Christmas! The good thing is, besides the fact it will be finished, is that he constantly tells me how amazing I am because I am the craziest budgeter ever. (I kind of have to be because otherwise my student loans would be the death of us, so you know. It's really forced amazingness.)

So I guess today's little entry was about the weather and finances. If that doesn't whip you into a frenzy of enthusiasm....

1 comment:

  1. They always find out about the craziest things...they found a old cable bill of J's that wasn't even on his credit report anymore...Weird!