Kreestee pointed out yesterday that I was a little over 1,000 hits away from 30k, and today I see I'm a little under a thousand away. What should I do to to celebrate that auspicious occasion? If a contest were the event, what would be the prize? Any interest in a kiriban? A giveaway? A signed picture (snicker)? I have at least a week, probably two, to come up with something.
Yesterday the city turned off the water yet again. They're always working on the lines without any notice. Sometimes the water will be off all day, but usually it's back on in time to cook dinner. It occurred to me maybe I didn't pay the bill, but no, I remembered standing at the city hall counter, the week before, writing the check. Once DH got home we bitched about the water always going off, and why wasn't it back on yet.
After we scrambled to get dinner, wondering the whole time what was going on with the city that would take so long, DH looked away from American Idol and said, "You went down there last week to make arrangements to pay Monday. Did you pay it?" Oh yeah. The thing I remembered signing down at City Hall wasn't a check but an IOU. Oopsie. I was there when they opened the door this morning at 8 a.m. and paid the entire amount, including this month's bill and the reconnect fee. Gah!
The dumbest thing is how many times I forgot about this stupid bill. I got it, put it in the bill place, and forgot about it. When I remembered, I wrote the check and put it aside so DH could drop it on his way to work the next day, but the check disappeared. I thought he'd taken it and he didn't know he was supposed to. Then we got a cut-off notice, so I went down there to make payment arrangements after pay-day, THEN DIDN'T PAY!
So after I got past my shame and embarrassment I started looking for easy and free bill tracking options, because if I'm honest I have to say I forget to pay certain bills all the time. Cable and water are the two most frequent. Don't know why. I used to be a bill-paying powerhouse, but the past year or two I've definitely fallen off. The first step is admitting you have a problem.
And what was that I heard just now? A bubbling sound? And there's a City truck, leaving my yard. Yay! Water!!! God, I have a lot of dishes to do...