Saturday, 11 April 2009

Its my birthday and I'll cry if I want to



Ok so today is my birthday and so far it is not much of a birthday.




Plumber took me out for the day yesterday which I shall tell you about later. It did rained all day!!




Today I have been given a box of quality street and a cup of Lady Grey tea from DC before I gave him a lift to work (his car has been off the road for about 3 weeks).




I have had a few texts from The Married Man .......nothing exciting just asking what I was doing today and wishing me a happy birthday.




I had happy birthday texts from Dark Side and also #3s ET (I guess thats as good as it gets with 17yr olds)




JA called out happy birthday as he passed my door.




The card that came through the post wasn't a birthday card it was an easter card for the boys from their paternal grandmother.




I did get something in the post though, a skirt I had won on ebay.




Also in the post was a letter from my motor insurance company saying that I hadn't returned the direct debit form they had sent me. If they don't hear from me by 17th April my policy will be cancelled and I will incur cancellation charges. (My policy runs out 3rd May). I checked through my bank statement online and to my horror no payment had gone out in the last 30 days for my car insurance. I rang them up and it now seems that I have not made a payment since september 2008. I have not cancelled the payments and as it is one of my smaller payments I have not been checking it every month as I had no reason to think it wasn't going out as it should. It was certainly being paid the last few times I checked but obviously that was longer ago than I realised. My monthly installments are only £26 but with 7 months to pay it soon mounts up and has come as something of a shock. We checked that my account details are exactly the same as they have on the system. He checked to see if any letters had been generated but none had. My insurance has been allowed to keep going until now!! It is all very strange.




The young man set up this month's payment to go through with the remainder being 27th April as my policy is due to finish so soon. I told him that I don't have that kind of money in my account on 27th as I get paid on 30th April. He tried to set it so that the payment would come out on 30th but it wouldn't allow him to do that. His line manager also tried to move the date but was not able to. I was told that I shouldn't worry as when the payment fails I should ring up again on 30th to reset the payment. I don't want to do this as it means I would incur bank charges. His next suggestion was to not make a payment now or 27th but make payment over phone on 30th. This sounds better but of course there is a catch. The letter says if they do not hear from me by 17th April my policy will be cancelled. Now it is my intention not to renew with them anyway but I don't want to tell them that now, neither do I want my policy to be cancelled early.




It looks as though the rest of my birthday consists of shopping, cleaning etc then dinner with my mum followed by an early night. Tomorrow I am taking my mum to visit my 90yr old grandmother in Cotswolds returning on Monday. I had hoped that my birthday might be a little more exciting than this. But Plumber is working, Golf tells me he will see me after the weekend and I have not heard from Karma since Thursday.
Even the sun is hiding!!

13 comments:

CheekyDani said...

Oh darling, hope your birthday takes a turn for the better. Alternatively give yourself a birth week or even birth month which means you have a whole lot longer to make it a happy time :)

Whatever happens, wishing you a happy year ahead x

MarmiteToasty said...

Happy Birthday dear you........ it is also my Tom's (son number 2) birthday today..... he went into town last night with his brothers and all his mates to celebrate and tonight I will take us all and his girl and her mum out to a country pub for dinner to celebrate...

Have a lovely day.......

x

DJ Kirkby said...

Oh happy birthday to you. I hope your day has improved a lot! xo

Dark Side said...

Happy birthday again...xx

I daren't ask if the insurance company concerned is Norwich Union because I had an absolute nightmare with them and when they decided to take DD's out all kinds of the month, I ended up cancelling it in the end because they cost me a bank account and endless charges...good luck hope you get it sorted soon..xx

nitebyrd said...

Happy Birthday, LIR! I hope you get a surprise and that you'll the insurance thing worked out. Enjoy your visit with Mom and Grandma!

Sorrow said...

Happy Birthday LIR, And I could start singing " the sun will come out tomorrow" but it would sound terrible and loud and off key...
but if it made you smile, well I surely would!!!

Mei Del said...

happybelated birthday lir xx

Fire Byrd said...

Well I think I'm covered with a message the day before and on tthe day after..... So Happy Birthday again, we did toast you last night, QV Trousers and me when drinking and doing tarot cards
xx

Queen Vixen said...

Insurance - bloody legalised theft! Pity we cant tell them all to stick it up their a**es! Hope the rest of the birthday went well xx

Paula and Skip said...

Hi, just found your blog and didnt want to sneak out on you wihtout wishing you a very happy belated birthday. Hoping you made yourself some nice hours. All the best to you. Paula xx

Mel said...

Happy Happy Birthday Birthday to you!!!

:-)

And a happy Easter Holiday!

*hugs*

Andrea Wh@tever said...

Happy, happy belated birthday ((LiR)). Here's wishing that all your dreams, hopes and aspirations come true.

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