Tuesday, September 28, 2010
I Got Carded!!!
Okay, so I'd been having a crappy week:
• I was told I was being laid off from my job due to lack of work. Big sigh...it took seventeen months to find a job that lasted four months. Oh well, back to the drawing board.
• After ten months of back and forth correspondence with the IRS to receive a refund check for my mother's estate (she died four years ago) I finally received the check but they made it payable to HER. Yup, that's right. They sent a check made out to a person they knew was deceased. Since her bank accounts are long-since closed, no one will cash it. It took 45 minutes on the phone for the IRS to figure out exactly how I should request that they reissue it in my name as successor trustee of her estate. I was told to allow three months to receive it.
• We are sweating our way through a record-breaking heat wave.
• My birthday is on Saturday and I am turning an age that one doesn't post willingly on Facebook.
BUT...I was in the checkout counter at Walmart buying a bottle of wine (and no, I don't usually buy my wine at Walmart) when I GOT CARDED!! You never know where your next smile is coming from but I never thought it would be from Walmart. I could scarely believe it and my husband was so shocked he had to take a picture. (Let's not read anything into the fact that he practically cut me out of the picture!)