We got about 1/3 of the floor joists in. We'll hit it hard tomorrow, because it is calling for thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon. We plan to get up early and try to get as much done as we can. We hope to have the subfloor on by the time they make the second delivery of lumber for framing up the walls (Saturday). We will work on that next.
No pictures today because some ass forgot the camera.
Not even bad pictures, because she forgot her cell phone too.
It hasn't been all grim. Remember my row with Optum financial? I needed an account number on my paperwork to close my account. On their paperwork that they send me apprising me of my balance, it only provides the last four digits of that account number. After several tries with customer service, I finally was told that they couldn't tell me that number over the phone, but they could send it. I waited for a week and finally received their reply. It was simply an envelope that contained the form that I had already printed out. There was no account information at all.
I put the form completed with the last four digits of my account number, a polite letter telling me that the invoice they sent me did not provide the full number. I listed the calls to customer service. I enclosed the unhelpful form that had been sent to me. I pointed out that I had called my previous employer at their headquarters in Minnesota. They did not have that information. They promised to check into it and call me back.
(Cue Morgan Freeman's voice) "However, they did NOT call her back."
I enclosed the four pages of documentation, and told them I was expecting to hear back from them and sent it all off.
It's supposed to take 10 days to process an account closure.
Two days ago, I hauled out my copies of everything and pondered how to word my letter to the Federal Reserve. YESTERDAY, people, an amazing thing happened. I got a check for the entire $1471.94.
So. That was some unexpected happy news.
And remember that I bought an economy pack of toothbrush heads for my Phillips Sonicare? I spent $40 on a five pack only to discover they were not the ones that fit MY Phillips Sonicare. Steve said he didn't think that Walmart would take back an opened pack of toothbrush heads. Note that every head had a plastic cap snapped over top of it. Those had not been removed. Still, the carton was opened. To make matters worse, Tim had tossed the bag and receipt looking for his prescription. So. I was nervous heading up to customer service.
They looked up the order by my debit card, found the purchase, and put the money back on my card. I was surprised about that. Turns out that the returns go to giant Walmart return centers. People bid on pallets of returns. Who knew?
Anyways, I ordered the toothbrush heads from Amazon (an economy pack of 10 cost me $12.00). They arrived and fit fine. They are a different color. My toothbrush is like a pearl white, and these are just plain white, but I can deal with that. I've always been a function over form girl anyway.
So there you go. Two happy things.
I am tired. My wine cooler tastes extra special tonight. Tomorrow, we will get up and do it all over again.