i am an unrequited astronomer, pretend patient, gentle adventurer, pedal enthusiast, recovering calligrapher, occasional thespian and unfinished poet living in portland, oregon. contacting me via email is usually a good idea.
11:13 AM: checks and balances
i sent my grandmother a check on her 80th birthday to repay her for some money she lent me in college after i had an auto accident & had to hire a lawyer. she didn't know what to do with it: she called my parents to ask if she should cash it, then called me and asked if i had really meant to send it and if i needed the money. i told her she should use it on her next trip to scotland. this has been something i've wanted to repay for years, and is the very last debt i owed anyone, anywhere. hooray!
except the check bounced. *winces* i forgot to transfer the money from my savings account, and the overdraft didn't kick in for whatever reason. i have NEVER, ever bounced a check before, so to do it now is just horrifying. i am so very embarassed. nothing to do now but to send her another check (after triple-checking the funds are, indeed, in the account this time *sigh*).
Congratulations, Gretchin. That's a major win and what must be a satisfying honorable completion. Yay!