… continues to be a major worry of mine.
parental unit in question mentions, as a passing comment last night during a check on her, that she hasn’t been able to pay the phone bill for three months and she thinks they’ll probably turn it off during the first week of May.
so I spend a sleepless night sending emails to Bell Canada asking if I can pay her bill via a credit card and fire off an emerg email to da sister. Sister responds that they can try to pay the bill at local Bell Phonecenter. We Paypal the money – many thanks to Associated Content for paying me promptly and lessening the sting, but it’s still a bit o’cash in da hole as it were.
Sister writes back to say that BellCanada in their wisdom ONLY takes money orders and personal checks – but her hubby is prepared to go down to parental unit home and give her the cash so that she can go to the bank and pay it and get it into the system faster. I only pray that she actually PAYS the bill instead of spending the money.
I am truly at my wits end on what to do about her. Sweet woman, but at 62 she’s not able to find work and, to be brutally honest, isn’t able to do much anyway. She blathered that she’d like to move back to Toronto and get work there, secure in her ability to harass the agencies into getting her some work, but I don’t honestly know… and do I want to imagine how impossible it’ll be for her to move back down to the city? As it stands she’s about to run right into a bad reality check when her unemployment insurance runs out at the end of the month and her pension is about HALF of what the landlord (who is grossly overcharging, considering she has only a hotplate and a frelling microwave/toaster oven and no kitchen to speak of…) will be wanting.
they never tell you about this in school, do they…