Fate Has It In For Me

I swear to gods, September has been the Month From Hell.

On top of the medical issues, there’s been a lot of personal stuff going on that’s very stressful, and I’d rather not talk about. Needless to say, it’s been heavily contributing to the overall issues with my fibromyalgia.

So what happens on Monday?

Our power goes out. >_< This time, it wasn't weather related. This time it was because the check for the electric company was in the mail, hadn’t yet reached them, and wouldn’t have been enough anyway. (Our electric bill runs about $400/mo for a small fucking apartment. Cost of living in this area is ridiculous.) Thank gods we were able to borrow money from a friend to get the power turned back on, as they wanted an exorbidant amount up front.

*beats head against keyboard*

Can I get off this fucking roller coaster already? Please?

8 Replies to “Fate Has It In For Me”

  1. That really sucks. Did the post office lose your check or something?

    Have you thought about setting up an eletronic payment system? I did that with my power company when I lived in VA and it was very convenient because I just went online once a month to set it up and then got an email confirmation, etc.

    September hasn’t been very kind to me either. I hope October’s better for both of us.

  2. Like she said… it hadn’t gotten there yet and would have been too late anyways. It landed the day afterwards.

    That’s what we get for having central air to cool the entire building. With electrical prices it’s just too much.

    Setting up electronic payment would be a bad idea and even more likely for us to overdraft the account. Bottom line is that I just don’t make enough money where I work.

  3. Nonny, I’ve had months like that too. I hope October is better for you. And that your mother’s remedy works. (I read a few back posts.)

    And $400 a month for a small apartment is way out of line! People where you live should be flooding your representatives with complaints.

  4. Eek! Sorry for the double post. I saw it in the live preview and didn’t think it posted the first time. I never thought to look up. I feel like an idiot–but that’s nothing new.

  5. No worries about the double post, Edie. I went ahead and deleted the second. 🙂

    As for the money involved, part of it is due to the fact we are in an apartment over a garage with central ac/heating. So when we cool the place, it cools everything.

    Unfortunately, Morgan (my fiance) is very heat-insensitive these days, moreso than I am (and lemme tell you, I can’t take it much over 73 without feeling like crap), so we have the AC most of the time. I’m not sure how much of it is due to the electric company being fond of ass-raping its customers and how much is due to the central ac/heating. (Since the electric bill didn’t go down that much last winter, and we didn’t have heat on very much, I’m assuming a good deal of it is sadistic electric company. *sigh*)

  6. Oh wow. We still have rounds like that. It’s often hard to make ends meet when raising six boys. We’re a bit behind on our electric bill as well, but I have to say I’ll not complain too much about our $261 bill for a house compared to $400. Holy spotted milk cows on a Popcicle stick!

    Thanks for stopping by today!

  7. Yikes, that’s one weird electricity bill. I pay 54 Euro/month and once a year there’s a balance which usually costs me another 30-50 Euro (except this year, where I actually got some bucks back). If your balance is way over, they will increase the monthly pay for the following year, but that’s an increase of some 5-10 Euro at worst. And our system won’t crash with every little storm.

    You know, Bush, the Bible Belt, and the US electricity system make me appreciate living in Germany despite the fact our politicians are fuckwits, too. 🙂

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