Thursday, April 24, 2014

4/18/2014 - 4/24/2014

Saturday
A quite day here at the ranch as everyone observes Easter eve in their own way. Pretty quite around here with the few bodies still in residence. 

Cardinals win 4-3.

Sunday
Even quieter around here today than it was yesterday. A nice day with time to reflect on its meaning. 

Monday

Today was scramble on the phone day. First a call to the broker to see where the money was. It was not going to my account until tonight. Setback #1.

Setback #2 occurred when the bank called to let me know that the debit card limit could not be raised until there were corresponding funds to match the limit increase. They were not able to hold the request until Tuesday and they would cancel it and I could start over on Tuesday. 

Tuesday

The funds were deposited overnight in the checking account and a new request for a debit card increase was submitted. I was told it would be one to two days to process this. This is beginning to wear thin. I need their permission to access my money on my debit card. 

 Wednesday
Today was spent at the ready, waiting to hear from the bank to see if I could spend my money. When nothing was heard all day, I finally went on line about 6 pm and got on the banks chat line to see if anything had been approved. After a couple of minutes of checking they came back to me to let me know I could, in fact, spend my own money.

Thursday
This morning it was off to the Ford dealer to pick up my new, to me, Fiesta. I wish I had thought to take my camera along to get a picture of the cashier as she was handed my debit card and told to ring up a five digit transaction, apparently it's not a daily occurrence in her life. The card went right through and the keys to PaT were turned over and I got the keys to the Fiesta. I now have to use some restraint as I get familiar with the new wheels because they are quite a bit peppier than the Cruiser. 


Cardinal's are on the tube this afternoon so my day is booked.

21 comments:

  1. You'd better watch that lead right foot - that little car looks like it could take off pretty good. Too funny about the debit card and the poor cashier.

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  2. Yes, that's like handing them a pile of cash - I'm sure most vehicles are financed. There's nothing like the feeling of paying cash. Great looking car - enjoy! :)

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  3. I got a similar look when I wrote a check for my Ford Focus five years ago.

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    1. Thanks Teri, I think it's going to be a fun car too.

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  5. Now that is a first...you have to ask permission to use your own money? What next?

    Your new wheels look awesome! Good luck.

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  6. That's a good looking car. Based on my rental experience, I believe you will like you new car a lot better. Your Cards are always good my Reds are finally hitting the ball, thus winning games. The debit card story is quite the head shaker ... what next??

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    1. The moral of the story is don't ever get yourself in to a situation where you need over $5,000 at once on your debit card. It ain't gonna happen.

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  7. I really hate it when I have to get permission to use my own money or wait 2-3 days for my own check to clear into another one of my accounts.

    Enjoy your new to you toy.

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    1. It is pretty much a royal pain to jump through those hoops.

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  8. With the new peppy Fiesta, hopefully your bank will let you spend your own money to pay for all the speeding tickets... :cD

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    1. I just hope bail isn't over $5,000 or I'll have to sit for three days waiting for bail money.

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  9. I like your car, bet it gets good gas mileage. Now I need to go back to the archives and find out why you traded your PaT ?

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    1. 30 + MPG. Traded PaT to get newer lower mileage vehicle before making the trip to Missouri in June.

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    2. Thanks for the reply John. Glad nothing was wrong with PaT to cause you to trade it, after all you had to go through with that salesman.

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