Another portion of the dark mood can be attributed to finding out that I may need a new roof on the house. The first quote is $11,400! The three things that bug me about this: 1) Why could it not have happened while I was still working? 2) I am retired and on a small fixed income and suddenly my house becomes a money pit??? 3) The guy that gave me the quote was not honest with me.
When I say he was not honest with me I am referring to our discussion. I asked if he would allow credit card payment. He said that he would but that he would have to charge me 13% more to cover his discount rate. What he did not know if that I've ran the credit card department of the place where I worked and 13% is not possible. Maybe 4% but not 13%. Oh, and to charge me for the discount rate is illegal. I do not like it when people lie to me.
So my chores today....which also are part of my bad mood...are to get second and third quotes on the roof, decided how to pay for the roof...pay cash, charge, or refinance the house. Oh, and lest I forget I have yet to endure another grueling call with CenturyLink as I explain to them that I do not have Direct TV because it could not be installed...and that I do not have broadband internet even though I am paying for one.
And I still have the final four boxes of unpacking to do.
I want to curl up with a book instead of having to do all of these things. Well, I guess if these are the worst of my problems...I should not complain.