My throat feels like I swallowed broken glass. I have this kind of cloudy feeling in my head from all the medication I’ve taken. My muscles ache. My vision is blurry. I’m miserable.
As much as I hated the hot and dry summer we’ve had, I hate this rain even more. Especially since I’ve decided to blame the cold rain for this godawful sinus cold that’s conquered me. Gotta blame something.
I actually had to take today off from my regular university job. And, on top of that, I missed my moonlighting gig yesterday and have called in for tonight. So much for the extra money and all my plans for emergencies. One cold and I’m out of the game.
I really should tell you, since I’ve already been asked several times, that I managed to find a middle ground with American Express. I gave them a lump payment of $700.00 and they have agreed to let me pay for the rest in installments of $50.00 a month. The $700.00 was put together with the last $500.00 in my savings account, which has officially put me in the “broke” category, and money I borrowed from my married sister.
This is one of the reasons I went out and found a part-time job. The little money I had put away is gone. I have more expenses. And my paranoia level has gone up considerably. I’m just waiting for something awful to happen. Well, maybe just something expensive. And I have to pay back my sister some time this decade.
On a related CREDIT HELL note, I filed for a deferment with my student loan. I’m several months behind and am not going to be able to catch up. If I get the deferment, then they will just re-evaluate my loan from today on and I will start paying for the money I owe them. The downside is that my monthly payment will go up a little bit. The upside is that it won’t look worse on my credit than it already does. God help me if my student loan should go into default. Those people would start to garnish my wages before I could draw a breath.
I have to go now. The cold and sinus medicine is kicking in nicely and I don’t think I’ll make much sense for very long.