Friday, October 25, 2013

Good News!

Earlier this evening, I logged into my credit union account to check my balance.  I can't lie ... at that  point, I was checking merely out of habit. I didn't have a lot of hope.  For all the talk about Cubs fans being eternally optimistic?  I'd pretty much given up on seeing a deposit.  I knew everything would work out ... but I'd put myself in the mindset that I'd be starting my new job without any resolution to this mess.

I've never been happier to be proven wrong.

I looked at the balance for a good minute or two.  My Thrift Savings Account had been disbursed and the entire amount, minus taxes of course, was sitting there.  My account had gone from three figures to five figures in the blink of an eye.  You gotta love technology.

So, I got in the closet, pulled out my various bills, my mortgage coupon book, and my checkbook ... and I went to work.  Everything is paid up to date ... in fact, a few things are paid up through November ... and I even paid Springfield Clinic off entirely.   It's such a happy, heady feeling ... I didn't realize how much the stress of this stuff was weighing on my mind.

Tomorrow morning I have to run to the bank and pay the mortgage and to the credit union to make a loan payment ... but the checks are already filled out and I'm ready to go.  Hell, I'd go now if there was a 24-hour branch open!

There's a piece of me that's still irritated that my unemployment claim hasn't been straightened out ... and my fingers are crossed that the two severance payments are deposited Monday.  But this ... this is a reason to celebrate!  

As my first boss used to say ... I couldn't be happier if I were twins!

Baby, what a big surprise
Right before my very eyes
Baby, what a big surprise
Right before my very eyes

Chicago -
Baby What a Big Surprise

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