OK, so it’s not exactly what we’re talking about here, but it’s the first thing that runs through my brain at the moment.
So I went to order some healthy little kibble for my pooch and my debit card was declined. Grumble grumble. It’s not the first time I’ve had issues with this website. But I go to my bank website and log in to see…. I’m in the red. A lot. Very red. How can this be? I’ve not been spending much, especially as I’ve got less than $2000 to work with at the moment and am a bit concerned about how I’m going to make everything happen this year with so little income and savings. Anyway, yeah. A little anxious over finances at the moment. And now this. I mean I already knew I had to deal with EDF and the monthly gas bill for the place I left in January (and it ain’t cheap!!!) and some strange charges from Orange… but now this too?
So one of my friends was kind enough to help me out and call the bank, get a nice long number SMS’d to me that I would take to the police station in exchange for a paper, which I then took to my bank. Unfortunately, whoever I’m supposed to talk to and fill out mounds of paper for wasn’t there today. But she’ll be there Wednesday. Super. So I have no access to my bank account (no money in it now anyway) til at least then. Oh and apparently it could take up to 30 days to get that money refunded. Splendid. Just splendid. I’m glad I still have a few hundred in the US account because otherwise this could be quite a disaster. I’m guessing they only stopped spending because there must be a limit to how overdrawn you can be. I was wondering what those phone messages from Bouygues were about… I’m not with Bouygues… but I guess another Kendal Brenneman is, or wanted to be. Maybe I should call them back….
The frustrating thing is, I was looking forward to doing a lot of agent submissions and working on music today since I had the whole day to myself (til 6pm). And then this came up and I spent hours dealing with that. And now Wednesday gets interrupted too. And heck, my money is gone. It was bad enough before. I just want to forget about money and focus on being creative. Because I know if I can focus, I can do something good, and that will lead to fulfillment and income. But the looming threat of running out of money is always there these days, making me feel like I need to turn aside and do something else – find translating work (don’t laugh, I scored high on French>English on eLance) or…. or what? I don’t even know…. anyone need a fast typist?
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