got home from work last night and opened some mail, an envelope stuffed full of papers from San ANotnio Texas....hmmmm.... well, if anyone remembers my fall break trip to Austin Texas... I forget if I mentioned renting a car and damageing the back driver side....so anyway I receive an invoice for $899. actual damage was $567 but there was a fee for the appraisal, out of service for 9 days fee, and then administrative fee of $150. gee whiz!! I had called my Visa card back in October but I was thinking I had only 45 days to file the claim and only heard back from the rental place yesterday! (was sort of hoping they wouldn't pursue the charges.)
I went to bed last night thinking, all right forget NYC, obviously God is trying to tell me something what with this expense suddenly showing up, and how I hated to dig $900 out of savings especially after Christmas bills etc etc etc..
Well I went by my Insurance, and I am covered after the $500 deductible for the damages only, so I decide not to claim for just the $67 ( they tell me to use Enterprise next time because they will waive the fees for my insurance company..blah). I call Visa just to make sure, because with a Platinum card it covers your deductible on car rentals......and, SWEET DEAL, by calling them in October I have already reported the accident within the 45 day time frame, and making the actual claim has a window of 90 days. I have already filed online tonight here at work, and then will be mailing or faxing all the documents they need tomorrow, and hopefully begin the "5 day" process to getting the check.
Of course I'm still out the $399 but I'll bite it and say hard lesson learned, next time I won't be so cheap and just pay the extra $18 a day fee for head to toe coverage. I did receive a $200 check today as reimbursement for mileage that I wasn't expecting, so I'm sort of just behind the $199. (that's the way I'm rationalizing it this time anyway ha) but still it SUCKS throwing away the cash. ahh well, live and learn, I may begin recomending the extra insurance when renting cars.... oh yeah, I think NYC trip is still ON brother!
In fact I plan on buying the flight tomorrow. I'm waiting on getting the broadway show tickets because I don't know until the end of this week if my buddy in FL can get off work and meet me that weekend or not. I've decided to catch the show Friday night at 8pm so I will have Saturday freee to check out a museum and shop, and that way I'm not rushed doing only shopping or museum that morning before a 2pm show, and then saturday night is out because I want to hit a few bars. Thanks for any more suggestions btw in NYC, I appreciate and have made a list of all of them. I really wanted to catch the John Currin exhibit at the Gagosian Museum but it ends in Jan. ahh well. I will be reading future new yorkers for ideas, and also plan to check out a TIME OUT NYC magazine/guide. I'm told it reliably lists places to stay in NYC.
I'm back to working out this week and the trip will keep me motivated doing so. I am back on my glutamine tabs, and I swear they make a difference. Anyone else ever supplement with glutamine tabs? I've been sold for about a year now on these things. www.nucare.com
I may also do a month of Creatine just to give me a push and move up on the weight I'm lifting. I did arms and chest yesterday and life is always wonderful when I'm leaving the gym after chest and arm day, It's my easiest part of my body to work out hard and make pop out. I just wish I could reach the point where my body looks like I do right after the workout - nice a tight and buffed up a bit, instead of like an hour later when it's not pumped up as much anymore.... working on it! If anyone knows, what can i do for that part of my arm above the bicep on the outside of the shoulder. I don't know if I should work that out on arm day or back/shoulder day. but I want to start making that part grow and get more defined... It's getting worked out whatever I'm doing but I need to isolate or do a set that focuses on that part.
This week is going great so far, I am trying to get really organized with my job during the day, I have all these forms, papers, information about all these various kids I service, and they have been just stacked here and there all year, so of course now that its second semester I'm finally getting motivated to getting them all in files named, alphatized and by grade etc....tonight at work I've been watchinn some letterman clips on youtube, and some regis and kelly clips.
New student alert and my night job, adult male, latin, smooth skin, soccer type build, big eyes, yesterday he had a grey hoodie and red cap, tonight he has a red hoodie and grey cap. sweatpants and tennis shoes both nights.... looking good. Not lilke I'm checking out everyone here at work, but every now and then there is one who just really demands attention. hard working guys coming home from a days work, in true latin styel, getting all showered up and clean smelling and change of clothes before coming in to school. ahh yeah...later.
DX update, I made plan to see him after school Friday, I can't wait for this weekend to just stay in OKC and relax and home, clean up, watch a movie, laundry and maybe get that guy over to my place...