Peter 'Happy' Thomas (happypete) wrote,
Peter 'Happy' Thomas

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Not always mean dad! Honestly!

Q really wanted to take part in the tradition where the birthday boy can bring in a treat like cup-cakes on their birthday. prettypammie bought the liners and cake mix, I ran out to the liberty station to buy another [big class] and we mixed, and baked, and iced, and sprinkled, and did it again until I had something close to four dozen cupcakes. Zoiks! I didn't want to mess with trying to cover them in wrap...too much agony in that. They're closed up in the lower oven for transport to school in the morning.

Oh, yes, and Poor N has some fell virus--between that, her doctor's appointment, Q's appointment to get his tooth re-fixed, and, well, that...oy.

Oh, feldergarb! I have a deliverable due tomorrow for my new customer, I have to re-do my goals inputs, and I have to keep another project moving forward, despite Challenges.

That's after I remember to wake up and deliver the cup-cakes..and birthday school.

In other news, I was finally discharged from PT today--although I needed to do it, and the therapists were all fantastic, this was a time-sink I could ill afford. I'm glad to be done. Of course the hard work begins now in a way--I must keep up the stretches and exercises and progress them without having locked in appointments that I must get to.

I did take a few minutes when N was sleeping today to wrap up some long-delayed financial items that were going to be a problem--things that had to be found, reconciled, and in several cases delivered in hard-copy [how old school!]  One of these had a pretty scary deadline, where if I missed it automatic drafts for a bill that should be paid would be hitting a closed bank account.  This is generally a bad idea--I mean, even if it happened, it's fixable--but who wants the headache?

I already messed this up once.  I had an automatic draft from a now-closed account to a 529 plan that I'm moving into our state plan for the tax advantage.  I did process the 529 transfer paperwork, but I forgot to cancel the draft.  The draft posted, the deposit was credited, and then the 529 account was closed and transferred.  That draft is going to come back as "account closed."...but now the account that it's supposed to reverse out of is also closed.  The representative on the phone and I were joking that we're going to be chasing that $50 around for weeks trying to get it put in its proper place and make all the ledgers happy and balanced again.  Sigh.  You would think that when you have an automatic transfer from a banking account at an institution to an investment account at the same bank, that closing the bank account might cue them to cancel the transfer.

Tags: accident, kids, work

  • Farewell

    photognome died of heart failure yesterday. I don't have words right now.

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