Monday, September 26

Is This Reasonable?

Up until this month I've really liked the service I have received from Washington Mutual Bank. However, after this month's experience we are seriously considering changing banks. I did a really dumb thing...I deposited a large check through the ATM on September 2. Although I usually deposit large checks through the teller, I have had no problems with deposits done through the ATM, until now. It's now the 26th and I still don't have access to my money. I did another dumb thing...I forgot to endorse the check. My hubby did, but it required both our signatures.

The solution seems simple, right? Give me the check back, I'll sign it, and we'll have our money. Apparently the simplicity of this plan is beyond WAMU. I signed a "legal-tender copy" of our check this morning, but I won't know for sure the money is in the account for another five to seven working days. Is it just me or does 30 to 34 days seem like a reasonable amount of time to fix an endorsement error?

Thursday, September 22

God's Painting

Whenever I see a beautiful sunset, I always tell the kids, "Look at the pretty picture God is painting." Tonight's display was so beautiful that I had to try to capture it on film (okay, actually on disk). This picture doesn't even do it justice. He really gave us a gorgeous view out our back window tonight!

Tuesday, September 13

What a Day

I feel like I've been running all day long! We listed our house for sale last night, and today we've had three people come to look at it (one of them twice!). It seemed like we'd no more get home than we had to turn around and leave again. Hopefully it will sell soon or cool off a little. I don't think I can do this everyday for very long. It will be interesting to see what happens. The housing market seems so crazy right now. I am tempted to get excited or stressed, but I keep telling myself it's all in the Lord's hands. If He wants us to have a new house, then He will make it happen. If not, then it won't. If we don't sell at least we got lots done to the house that we've been wanting to do for three years!

"Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it..." Psalm 127:1

Too Much Spam

I've been getting too much spam in my comments, so I'm adding a word verification. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Monday, September 5

This and That

It's hard to believe I haven't had anything to say in over two weeks! Actually, I've been doing more thinking than talking lately. I probably should do that much more often!

I had trouble sleeping a few nights ago, and as I lay awake, I began to pray for Hurricane Katrina's victims. What a mess the gulf coast is. I am so grateful that my family is safe and sound, we have our home, and even for the rising price of gas...after all, at least there is fuel available for me to purchase.

This morning I was pleased to hear that Portland is going to be receiving 1,000 Katrina "refugees" this week. Not only have these people lost all their belongings, but many may have lost loved ones, and now are they ever in for culture shock! I remember when Ed and I moved to the South. I was totally unprepared for how vastly different the culture there is from the west coast where I was raised. I can't even put the differences into words that people would understand, mostly you have to experience it to understand it. I pray these people will be able to acclimate to our way of life more quickly than we did to theirs.


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