So last week I was sitting on the couch paying bills. I’ve got my laptop open and I’m marvelling at how wonderful technology is. I’m thinking about how nice it is that I can pay all my bills online.
Wait a minute, did I say ALL the bills. Maybe I meant everything except the electric and water bill. No big deal, right? Just two little bills. But wait, I should probably also mention that I am not good about checking our mail. It always ends up in a giant pile. When it seems like it may take over the house then I slog through it. I also should mention that the water bill is on some bizarre billing schedule where we only get a bill like every quarter. I never remember to read the meter and then they estimate the amount. Inevitably I pay the bill, check the meter, then discover that they’ve been estimating way too high and now we have a credit with them. The electric bill however comes once a month.
I totally missed the electric bill last month. Apparently I also missed the first “notice” about it because when I opened the new bill it contained a final termination notice. Yeah, they were going to turn our electric off. I suck.
I paid the bill, we’re no longer deadbeats and the lights didn’t even flicker. I still suck. I can’t wait for Brian to have a job again and then we’ll no longer be living off the loan.