I am just sitting here shaking my head in wonder because our landlord dropped a line that says;

“Your cashiers check was returned to us.  I didn’t know that could happen.  Said they were unable to locate the account.  If you could check into this I would appreciate it.”


Yeah, my first thought was, well, cashiers checks are guaranteed funds how the heck did that happen?

So I called the bank, and mind you I’ve been giving the landlord cashiers checks from my account for years I mean I have banked with Navy Federal Credit Union since 1994, yes that 22 years, and yes that’s longer than I’ve been a coffee junkie since I didn’t really start drinking so much coffee til after Madeline was born because keeping up with two kids was tiring.

I don’t need this stress I was in a groove of painting and now my muse ran away screaming hysterically and looking to hop a boat to Hawaii for a bit of inspiration and maybe a nice block party.

Well after talking to a super sweet lady named Karen she and I both ended up shaking our heads I think and she basically said,

“…this item was never presented to Navy Federal for payment.  Please advise recipient to inquire with their bank where item was deposited as to why the check was not accepted.  We have no further information because the check was not presented for negotiation. ”

I of course asked if she could send that in an email so that he could take it to his bank with him, which she did.

So basically the ball is back in his court and I went to take him the letter but he wasn’t in the office, because…..Murphysday!


Happy Hamburger Day!

Dave: : Of course

Christy: [nodding] Of course

Dave: : One of those days

Christy: Yep [laughing]

So as many of you know we were supposed to be in Winter Garden for Turkey day, alas we did not make it because the car decided it didn’t want to cooperate.


Dave: : Of course we missed the pumpkin pie which is is like the best part of gathering, well, that and seeing the family 

Christy: I swear, you and sweets [shaking head] now I know where Bellatrix gets her love of anything sugary.

Dave: : Of course

Christy: Annnnyyyyyway, so we had to limp the car back home since home was closer than Dad’s.

Dave: : And all the auto parts places are closed

Christy: At least we had google

Dave: : I’m still amazed at the things that you can find on the internet nowadays.

Christy: You and me both

Dave: : So our Turkey Day was Burger Day and that’s ok because it’s not about the food it’s about the company and being with the ones you love;  and family, even if you aren’t able to spend time with the whole family … even the few you can gather is something to cherish.  I suppose you can look at our car problems and having to come home as an adventure.

Christy: True, it was a good day and after our feast I have to admit gaming for the evening was most enjoyable, lol. You know, most of what we call “One of those days” are actually just funny or weird adventures.

Dave: : Truly, I mean we had to hunt down some hamburger buns and chips on a day when all the grocery stores were closed.

Christy: At least at the end of the real life adventurering there was no boss level dragons or some such, just a slightly freezer burned meal and funnily enough a sweet roll, lol.


Dave: And if they’ve never played Skyrim they won’t even get that reference, but I would like to note that I was pleased I didn’t end up with even a scratch for a change let alone an arrow to the knee, lol. Happy Burger Day 


Christy: Happy Burger Day