10.24.2007

Wachovia vs. Bank of America....no comparison

I was at the bank yesterday, to set up a new checking account....

~Background scene~
Wachovia and I do not get along. I had a savings account, and the bank was charging me $5 a month to keep it. I didn't know that until they sucked up the last of my $2 in there one day. Did they mention it to me when I opened the account?? Nope. But they did, when I called to find out about it, tell me that if I had a free savings account they wouldn't have been charging me a service fee. But, oh, I didn't have a free student checking account, I just had a college access account. Oh, with a college access checking account, I only get 2 free teller transactions in a 30 day period. My mom, who's name is also on it because it was a college access account, can have unlimited access. BUT they never ask me for my name, or ID or anything. Mom can give them a deposit with my name on it, and how do they know if it's me or mom??? Ok, so, did you get all that?? In addition to all that, they take about 4 or 5 days for transactions to be posted to my account, I promise. Once I bought a case of water from a grocery store, on October 4th or something. Finally, on the 5th, they decided to deduct it from my account. I know it's not the stores, because other people have theirs deducted the same day, if not posted by the next. All righty then, all clear as mud??

~Back to now~
I was planning on switching accounts to whatever bank Mark uses anyways. He's added me onto one of his checking accounts at Bank of America. I went Monday to set up my own checking account. They were doing a $25 referral bonus for both the referred and referrer. I gave them my social to pull out Mark's and my account, but they said that it wasn't there...weird, huh? So they showed me different accounts, and I finally was able to get a free student account, because I have plans to maybe...possibly....in my dreams....go to school in one....two....several....few years....perhaps.... Then out of curiosity, I asked what kind of account Mark had, so we could get the same. So Samira, that's her name, tried typing my social again but it still didn't come up. So she typed in his name and pulled it up that way. Then Samira found out they typed in my social security number wrong. But on a better note, it turns out that his account is free. Somehow it missed the monthly fees to keep it going. The lady said that to be able to change my social, Mark and I would have to show up together, remove my name, then add me back on. Because when we tried to just change my social. the computer thought that she was trying to use someone else's social security number. But I got a new checking account set up, at a new bank that can only get better from my Wachovia experience. Tomorrow, I'm headed to make my first deposits to my new bank account. Well, I did deposit a pay check when I opened the account, but that doesn't count....does it?? Didn't think so.

~Change of subject~
I've used up my quota of words for at least a month, so don't expect anything else soon.

~Change of mind~
I've got my invitations stamped and sealed, and I'm mailing them tomorrow :D I've also got wedding announcements to send out. But more than likely, if you're reading this, you'll get an invitation, so don't worry :) unless you're Mark. You're expected to show up, if you don't I might end up marrying the first single guy I can find... :D

I think I'm going to make biscuits for breakfast tomorrow. Wanna come??

10.22.2007

Progress

Saturday, Mark and I went to the mall and purchased wedding bands!! I found a 10k white gold band with diamonds for less than a plain white gold band. Nice of the salesclerk to mention. Mark's is a titanium band with a diamond-cut grove around the center of it. They're beautiful! We had to special order them for our sizes, so they'll be in the week after next. Two weeks, is what the lady said. We got them from Helzburg.

Afterwards, we celebrated by going to Starbucks :)

Mark wanted to "break them in" and wear them around. I vetoed that idea.

10.15.2007

Has it really been 13 days?? wow, I guess time flies...all the time... Today is exactly 2 months until the wedding!! I'm working on printing response/direction cards for the invitations, gathering up the last addresses...thanks to you who've helped. Everyone asks me how the wedding planning is coming, and when I say good with a smile (cause I'm excited...duuuh) they're like, well I'm glad you're still smiling about it. Yeah, some times I'm a bit frustrated, but not enough to growl at those who ask me about the planning...

Mark and I got to spend the entire weekend with Daniel, Susan and my favorite niece, McKenna. I'd link the pictures, but probably those who read this, have my facebook address, as well. So there's not really a point. But here it is anyways...just in case.... http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=62189&l=37fdc&id=545255187

I had my first real accident today. I'm ok, just to make sure that you're ok. I was driving along, went to turn at a light, and my travel mug full of tea tipped over. Naturally, I looked down to grab it, but in that second, the mini-van (just about indestructable) ran over the median and hit a one way sign, making it a "multi-way sign" (gotta have some humor, else I'll start bawling all over again). I pulled over on the side of the road to survey the damage. The left side of the bumper just about peeled off when the sign post hit it. I tried calling mom, cause I knew dad was driving, but she was in court with Rebekah to get Rebekah's license, and her phone was off. So I called dad, praying he was nearby. He had just gotten home, or there abouts. So he came over to make sure I was all right. I was just about to call our insurance company and file the claim, when a police guy pulled up. I started crying again, but he was very nice, and said that another officer was on her way to get a statement and all that. I got the insurance thing going, but I had to call them back later, cause I couldn't stop crying to breathe and stuff... Anyways, the second police officer came, just about the time dad showed up. The officer was very helpful (she said she had just done the exact same thing a few weeks ago), and she said she wasn't going to issue me a ticket, since it was such a small amount of damage...it was just a sign, so all she charged me with was "failure to pay full time and attention." she said it was going to be the smallest of charge if any. Right now, I'm not sure if I even have to go to court, on 11/2, so I'll ask dad, he's good at understanding stuff like that.

Weell, it's time, and I'm ready.

*runs and jumps into bed*

10.02.2007

Shoot 'em up!

Today was the first day of my flu clinic job. At first, the only nurses there were a older nurse, Cathy, and I. I don't think Cathy has given shots in about 10 years. I got to be her first guinea pig. What fun, let me tell you... It hurt like the dickens and stung like everything. But I can use my arm and it's not sore, so I guess all's well that ends well. We gave out about 227 shots total, I think. I get to go back to on Thursday. But first I have to survive preschool tomorrow.

I miss Mark.