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Thursday, February 21, 2013

I'm a nut about paying my bills on time, and it's a relief when I put them all on BillPay and check them off in my book. This time, however, I made a mess of it. The last few days of January were different. First of all, my property taxes were due, so I made sure to pay those. Then my electric bill was $468.00 and my phone bill was $359.00 (combined phone, cell, internet, and TV.) So at least the electric and the taxes were upping the payout. I thought I had input all of my accts. payable, but I recently got a bill from two of my creditors, one of them being my mortgage holder, and I hadn't paid for February! I had them checked off in the ledger, but the payments were no where to be found. So that means I've got to double up payments for those two in March. Am I going nuts or what? I don't think I've missed a payment accidentally in a long time.

Then I went in the bathroom to take my afternoon meds, and I took a 10 mg. melatonin thinking it was my vitamin D! I'll probably snooze the rest of he day. Last week, I think I took one set of meds twice, accidentally. No wonder I was hyped up all night. I hate taking pills, but the good Lord knows I have to take several these days. I bought one of those pill boxes that you fill for the week. I haven't filled it yet, and it's been in there for a month.

I don't think I'm in trouble with my memory, but I'm just not being careful. One day starts looking like the other and I lose track of pills and time. I know what day it is by what's on TV. As always, January and February have gone by so fast and it's almost Easter. Christmas barely gets over and the stores start showing spring and summer stuff while it's still cold outside.

I'm going to try to be more careful when paying my March bills. I hope the money stretches to cover double payments on two of them! I guess I need to start looking for stuff to sell on eBay!

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    I once cleaned my desk in sweeping everything that wasn't "attached" into a tub and popping it in the closet until I had time to sort properly...well I got a past due notice with a $39.00 late fee added on my visa card...and the check was in the envelope ready to be mailed and sitting in that tub for a month! Oops!
    We all have those duh moments on occasion! Blessings to you in yours...and I pray all evens out soon...
    1852 days ago
    I sometimes double and triple check my checkbook to make sure I've paid a certain bill that month. We all forget a bill now and then. Don't keep kicking yourself - just take a deep breath, and cross off each bill as you pay it! Good luck with your March bills! emoticon
    1852 days ago
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    1852 days ago
    Oh, hon! Don't all of us go through this every now and then? When I was paying bills by check, I sometimes would forget to sign them. Then they would add some charges for the check being late. Then I would have to stretch money to pay for my stupidity. So you're not alone. Have a great bill paying March!! Noel
    1852 days ago
    Oh my...sounds like things are a little out of control for you! Good luck. Hope you can get things all figured out for the best very soon! I have my system all figured out and heaven help anyone who messes with it! LOL! Hugs, Jeannie
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