It looks like Stephen will have a few more travels this summer/fall. Because of his last trip and how awesome he is doing (glad someone else sees how much he works hard and it is now paying off) good things are coming his way. He is getting a company truck, a raise and possibly some sales, the only down fall, the properties he will be helping with are in Barry, Oshawa and Peterborough. Thus, he will be making some trips. He can do the majority of work from home but I do know he will be going on some travels. I am so incredibly proud of him, he is and always has been a hard worker and I so so thankful it is finally getting noticed. I think they realize how lucky they are to have him (I know I am lucky to have him) I'm also thankful he actually likes his work and looks forward to it because we all know there is nothing worse than working at a job you despise doing so only to pay bills. It was a nice unexpected surprise for us. We really did not know what was going on with his job but this really shows that he is not going anywhere for awhile and we can breathe a little bit more. I'm also thankful to know I can survive a night without him, but a few in a row will require my mom to come stay with me (at least we know ahead of time when those weeks will be)
It's such a change in our relationship because we have never been apart, last night was the first time we have been apart in the 3 years we have known each other. I know it's just another test for our relationship but seriously, after what we have been through, it's something easy we can deal with. I can only see that it will strengthen our marriage even more. Perhaps some time apart will show even more beauty of our love. Plus, he brings me gifts, he bought me the biggest, prettiest bouquet of flowers when he came home today. They simply smell wonderful. I do know it will be a challenge to be away from each other but I really do think it will make us appreciate each other even more and continue to grow our love.
I'm just so proud of my hubby and so thankful something good and unexpected has come our way. It's not a lot but we have both learned, its about the little things in life. A small success for us that can only help.
We also had quite the exciting morning here. Stephen was leaving for work and I was taking out some garbage, I looked in the garbage bin because the lid was off and a baby coon was stuck in there. Thankfully Stephen hadn't left but the poor little guy was so scared (the raccoon not Stephen lol). Stephen carefully laid the garbage can on its side so he could get out but at the same time two of the neighbourhood cats, Jingle and Creamsicle, decided to come run around and scare the baby coon even more. Thankfully we distracted the cats while coon ran away to his safe place. It was cute and funny but Charlie was PISSED he could not go join the fun and now continues to throw a hissy fit, yes cats can have hissy fits, at least Charlie knows how to throw one! It's going to be a long day!
I also got an unexpected call this morning from the ETR (toll rode in Ontario) saying I was going to be sent to collections if I didn't pay, this was a huge shock to me as I haven't used that road in two years and paid my last bill. Turns out the ETR messed up BIG TIME and I fully expect an apology and a refund from them. I last used the 407 on February 27th, 2010. I did not get a bill until the following January (2011) and called because I was wondering where the heck this bill came from, having not used the highway in a year. I called and was told when the date I used it was and I said okay yeah that makes sense, weird I didn't get a bill until a year later but whatever, I asked them for my account number so I could pay the bill. They gave me the number and I paid. So I thought everything was kosher with them. I get a call a few months later saying I still owe money so I tell them no I already paid and I have a bank statement that says so, they didnt say anything but okay it shows it wasn't paid. I didn't think anything of it and since I'd say April of last year I have not been contacted by them until today saying I was going to be sent to collections if I didn't pay, so I call, quite pissed off may I add, and try to figure out what is going on. I explain I haven't used and in a few years and I already paid and I had the bank statement that showed it. They asked where I paid it to so I gave them the account number they gave me....ohhhhh guess what folks, they gave me the wrong account number. They gave me my dads account number so I was in fact paying for it was towards my dads account. Because I don't want to be sent to collections I got the proper account number and paid but send them an email and will be calling them. I fully expect a refund since they messed up initially and I was doing everything right. I do not intend on giving this up, they messed up big time and have caused me a lot of frustration and I do expect for this to be resolved. What is it with shitty ass companies these days? I don't usually swear but damn, really, get your shit together. Needless to say, we will never be taking the 407 again and I advise those who do, make sure they give you the correct account number.
And now that I have finished my little rant I think I shall enjoy the beautiful day that I have been blessed with. Perhaps get some kitty snuggles in from Mister Hissy Fit before I go help out at the church.