Monday, June 15, 2009

Fifty-Six Cents

This past Saturday, the phone rang while I was taking care of some household chores. I screen our calls and checking the caller ID, I saw it was Geico, our auto insurance company. I decided I had better answer, just in case there was some problem.

Well, the customer service rep was very friendly. She launched into her scripted monologue about how there had recently been clarification regarding insurance policies for custom auto work (both PJ and I have some after market work on our vehicles). Anyway, the CSR ended by letting me know that the refund applied to our account was not indicating any reduction in coverage (basically they are not allowed to charge extra for covering not too extensive vehicle customization). She asked if I had any questions. "Nope, no accidents and all the cars are in the driveway. We're good."

We got the refund check in the mail today. $.56. Really? It cost more to print and mail it than to keep it. Sheesh! Or hey, we pay our bill as a direct debit, so just apply it to our next bill?!

As it turns out, we switched back to USAA and saved ourself about $100.

**rolls eyes**

Monday, June 01, 2009

We survived camping

Yes, we did. It was, more or less, a good time. The kids had fun and we had a nice time catching up with friends. Some of us got a little too much sun, unfortunately.

This past weekend, our excitement was all about the dogs escaping from the backyard. It started on Thursday. Polo escaped and ultimately ended up at the pound. He spent a night in "jail" for his troubles. Then on Saturday, a certain DH left the gate unlatched and both dogs escaped! Holy smokes! We were called about Polo and picked him up that same night, about midnight, but Echo doesn't come easy to people, so she just kept running. Someone found her early this morning and took her to our vet. She's a little beat up, but she's okay. Polo also managed to get out again today... we don't know how he's getting out, but we hope we've found the little hole... We'll see tomorrow.