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Sunday, July 22, 2012

These Are Trying Times

I am not talking about the recession, the European debt crisis, or the massacre 2 nights ago at the Dark Knight premier in Colorado.  I am talking about my own personal life.  It is amazing how my world has been crumbling down within just the last 10 days.

10 days ago, my father had colonoscopy and is being scheduled for surgery.

My mother had her colonoscopy a week later on Wednesday, and had already had surgery in the ER and is being hospitalized.

I've been negotiating salary on a new position. On Thursday I received a phone call which outright turned down my request, not even meeting me somewhere in the middle.

Even for small things I've been having bad breaks.  On Friday my car had the annual state inspection done at Firestone, all was fine except for a bad braking light.  I wanted to change the light bulb myself, but the service rep threatened that I'd be assessed a $12 re-inspection fee.  So I paid $15 to have the little bulb put in.  I found out a few hours later that for obvious checks such as braking light, there should be no re-inspection fees if done within 5 to 30 days in just about all garages, including Firestone.  The dishonesty was depressing.

Just yesterday (Saturday), I received a letter from one of my banks notifying a $20 service charge for a failed deposit.  The reason indicated was "unable to locate account".  I subsequently found out that the account number on my own check from another bank was misprinted.  An 8 was misprinted as 3.  How often does thing like this happen, and one top of my bad breaks?!

My church is breaking down also.  The pastor has been financially abusive, disputing with the board, and has gone on an unannounced, 6 week vacation overseas.

Trading isn't helping either. I am more and more convinced that the stock market may be the one place where God and Satan stand on the same side.  Especially in light of everything else that had happened,  I am taking an indefinite break on day-trading.

1 comment:

  1. Hope things got better for you.