I am just a little stressed out right now and I am stress eating on top of that.
O.K. so Ambers money was stolen. Now I have to figure out how to get this child some money. This should be easy, but nothing in my life is that easy.
Give Amber money. No problem I will just go pick it off the money tree. Oh that's right we don't have a money tree.
Wait. I was listed on Ambers account when she opened her account. So I go down to the bank with her pass book and her pin number.
The lady pulled up Ambers account. yep there is money in it. Good I would like to transfer everything from savings into checking.
The bank told me that I could not do that because I was no longer on her account since she is now and adult. I explained to them that my daughter is in Italy with no money! I am not trying to take money out of her account, I just want to transfer money!
One of the tellers finally transferred the money since she knew both Amber and I.
O.K. money gram or western union. Both of them charge an arm and a leg and they would pay the money out in Euro. Which by the way really sucks for us because we are losing .40 out of every dollar!
I called UKgal and left her a message. Then she called me back. Thank you! My question was is England using the pound or Euro? Because I did not want to wire Amber money and then her lose more money because she has to transfer it again.
England is on the pound. UKgal did give me some good tips which I will pass onto Amber if I can ever get a hold of her!
O.K. I got a few text from Amber this morning, but I have not heard back from her.
I called my mom to get one of my Uncles phone numbers. He is from Italy. Hell child answered my moms cell phone. I just said "Who the hell is this?!" Hell child handed my mom the phone.
Now I am trying like crazy to get a hold of my uncle.
Wait. Dimitri speaks all of these languages. I finally get a hold of him but he does not speak Italian! You have this big brain and you don't speak Italian?
I finally get a hold of my uncle. He is just laughing at me. I am not finding any of this funny! So I was able to get a copy of all the hotels that Amber would be staying at. So my uncle suggested that I go down to AT&T and get an international sims card and then call Italy. I said well before I call Italy does anyone there speak English because you never taught me Italian! Yes, someone there will speak english.
Fine. Off to AT&T. I walk in and this skinny pimple faced kid says can I help you? "I need an international sims card and I need it now" This kid says well... I said " Listen my child is in Italy with no money and I need to reach her. Either set my phone up so I call internationally or I will take my business else where."
The kid pulls up our account only to find out that we are at the end of our contract and that I can indeed take my business else where.
Now I am ready to call Italy. I finally get a hold of the hotel only to find out that their computers are down! So they can't tell me what room my daughter is in or get her on the phone. I was asked to call back in a few hours.
I called my uncle back and asked him if I was asking the right questions. He laughed at me. Now I am really getting sick of him laughing at me. He reminded me that there is a 10 hour difference.
Now I am at the point of just waiting. I have text Amber and I even called her phone and left her a voice mail..... just in case.
So, if anyone wants to call internationally please feel free to come over and use my phone. It only coast 9 cent per minute to call Italy!
Did I mention that I am a little bit stressed out?