||[Mar. 12th, 2013|11:06 pm]
Today should really be over by now.|
I managed to do most of the mandatory things on my list - write emails (still haven't heard back from the Etsy seller regarding Jenn's wedding gift, grr), purchase gifts, receive more coverage, and get crackin' on massive amounts of new video game work. Plus, I submitted a new Glamour article, and the editor said she LOVED it (in caps!) so that makes me a happy camper.
Today just sucked, though.
[Spoiler alert - today sucked]We were going to rent a house with some friends for Ben (and Nader's) birthdays at the end of March. I found a house in Temecula very near some wineries, and it was pet-friendly and had enough bedrooms for all of us. I spoke to the person who owns the house, and he said I didn't even need to put down a deposit, but I insisted, and I sent him a check for $100 on Feb 28. On March 2, he called and said he hadn't received it yet, so I told him it was in the mail, to look out for it, and NOT to give the house to anyone else - I asked him to call me if there was an issue. On March 8, I emailed to confirm they had gotten the deposit. No response. Emailed again yesterday. Today, I got a call saying they had not gotten the deposit, and the house was not available. Um, what? He didn't even seem to know who I was. I said, remember, we spoke on Saturday, March 2? And he said, "I talk to a lot of people. I get a lot of calls." I had to get off the phone because I was going to start crying... I felt AWFUL that this would ruin birthdays AND vacations for 7 people. Really shitty. The guy did tell me he would give me a deal on another weekend, but we can only do that weekend.
Anyway, my friend Liz calmed me down (and Ben wasn't really upset, just disappointed... he never really gets mad). Liz found another place in Palm Springs, much nicer - more pricey, but not out of the realm of possibilities. This time, the guy had a contract and required a deposit via bank transfer. I also asked for references. I told him I would not give him the deposit until he countersigned the contract and sent it back to me - that's legally correct, right? Lawyers?
So okay, maybe we'll go to Palm Springs instead. Totally fine by me - we wanted to go there but settled for Temecula. Everyone seems happy. Crisis averted - but I'm not letting my guard down until I get that signed contract back and put down the deposit.
ALSO, I got home from working out today. No car in the tandem space, plus it was like 6:30, so I figured Ben wasn't home. I walk in, expecting Wilson to greet me, and he's nowhere to be found. I look for him in every room and can't find him, then start SCREAMING for him at the top of my lungs before I realize Ben's gym bag is on the floor and Wilson's leash is gone. Now I'm shaking, and I call Ben - he got home early, parked on the street because he was on the phone and didn't want to lose the call in the garage, and took the dog on a walk. I seriously was panicking so badly. I ran outside and met them and was still shaking a little.
On the plus side, looking forward to this weekend - outdoor movie at my friend's place for her birthday, and Napa Rose chef's counter for Ben's birthday on Sunday!