Friday, June 20, 2008

stressed out

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?

 

16 comments:

rdautumnsage said...

Ok, that stressed me majorily just reading what you have to go through to contact her....I would say about right now, Amber owes you big time. I hope your able to contact her soon. Keep your chin up. Loved the graphic at the end. It had to be frusterating to have your uncle sitting there laughing at you the whole time. I don't find anything amusing about struggling to get a hold of your daughter. (Hugs)Indigo

deshelestraci said...

Oh my.  Sounds like a big mess.  Hope somehow it works out!
Traci

hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))Wow,no wonder you are so stressed out.I hope you are able to get Amber the money.I am sorry you are so stressed out.After all of this,you should take a hot buble bath and if you drink whine,maybe have a litttle glass.

plieck30 said...

It could only happen to you dear. When you get these kids raised you deserve a looong vacation. Paula

lv2trnscrb said...

poor you, Kelli! you are definitely worthy of mom of the year award!! I would be doing the same thing too! no, actually I would be getting on a plane even though I hate to fly and I would be flying to Italy to be able to personally hand money to Amber.

what a disaster!! got to give you credit for continuing to track her down and make contact with her

that's weird that you can't be on her acct any more since she's an adult; I think I'm still on my son's; I know I can still access his account online with our acct but I don't know if I went into the bank if I could

hugs to you!!!

betty

nelishianatl said...

I would be worried so much and of course you are stressed.  You probably won't get any sleep until you hear from her and the crazy uncle stops getting perverse pleasure at your problems.  Hell child is another story all together.  Thank God for the good person UKgal and her big heart.  I just know you are worried, mad, worried, mad, worried, mad about Amber.  I'm hoping to read by tomorrow that this has all been solved.

Thinking of you tonight,


Nelishia
http://journals.aol.com/nelishianatl/Prayingandbelieving/


ukgal36 said...

hope Amber is okay and has a little money in her pocket...go enjoy the solstice today....
you deserve it mama..
Lyn

buggieboo1 said...

No wonder you are so stressed out.I hope you are able to get Amber the money.I am sorry you are so stressed out.
Hope things get less stressful soon!


Sharon

glensfork4 said...

Holy cow.....just catching up with you and I hope all is ok...did you get in contact with Amber..???


Good job on the recycling. We do cans (the poptops are save seperately) and boxes & paper.

Have a HAPPY Saturday.

Michele

lanurseprn said...

OMG I'm freaking out as I read this. Catching up here. I hope you got hold of her.
Pam

emabecmar said...

omg, fill the tub and pour in the calgon. wow do you need a break. I hope it all works out.
Cindy

springangel235 said...

Wow...what a time you had.   Happy you did get the money transferred...
Hope you have a peaceful Tuesday...hugs and love,
Joyce

cgtperkins said...

OMG...bless your heart. You have good reason to be stressed out!! Hopefully things will calm down really really soon!!!
Hugs
Carrie

lisa41076 said...

Oh I do know stress well, glad you got the money transferred, Hugs Lisa

gehi6 said...

Hmm, all I can say that it appears your uncle has quite the sense of humor, too.  He must find you as funny as I do only at the wrong time.  You will only be able to laugh when it is all over.  Before that anxiety naturally rules.  And other trips seem to have gone so well!  Oh well, sounds like the problems are half way to being solved.  Good job.  Gerry

monicasmemoirs said...

Sounds like plenty of stress for sure!  I'm glad you got the money transferred and to your daughter.  Good thing Lynn was able to help you out.  Hopefully you can get those help hints to your daughter.

Wishing you a happy 4th!

Monica