It's about time.

Many of you can relate to Working long hours at your career. Raising your families. Buying a home and paying all the bills related to being homeowners and parents. We're now retired and don't need all that work and expense. Now "It's about time" and what we do to follow our dreams.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Got Everything Straightened Around and Pick Up The Truck Tomorrow.

Our Location today is at the Alamogordo/White Sands K.O.A. NM.

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It felt like a special day when I was once again up before the Sun peeked over the Mountain Tops. When I checked The Weather Network our temperature was sitting right at the Freezing Mark which was an improvement.
After having breakfast I was back on the Phone with our Bank only to be given the same runaround as I had gotten last evening. The only thing I could do was call up our local branch and talk to Lorrie who had freed up our funds. After I explained the money was not in our account she said she would call me back. Fifteen Minutes later Lorrie called back saying the person that was supposed to make the Transfer didn’t realize just how much of a hurry we were in but it would be in the account by noon.
We settled for Chicken Noodle Soup for lunch with Grapes and Jell-O for dessert.

We just finished eating when Darla from Vision Ford called saying the Truck was ready but they couldn’t release it without full payment. It works different back home. Then I verified the Total that she had worked out for us on Saturday only to have a big difference in the price. What part of Total Costs didn’t she understand.

When the Funds finally appeared in our account we were scrambling to Transfer it to the Credit Card that we’ll be using. When the Transfer was done I was talking to their Representative only to be disconnected. An Info Commercial cut in the conversation before we were disconnected. Calling back in order to get things moving today I insisted on speaking to a Supervisor. Together we hatched a plan so that he could verify the Transfer had taken place in order to authorize the Transaction.

Once again I had to call back our Local Branch to explain what was needed. Do you know that many Banks don’t have FAX Machines anymore? They transferred the call to another Branch where we finally got them to understand the timing on this. The information was Faxed as we spoke.

Vision Ford service department closed at 5:00 MST and the Credit Card Supervisor called at 5:30 saying the Transfer was approved and everything was good to go for the Transaction. That was nearly Four and a Half Hours on the Phone today getting this all straightened around. It was nice to put the Phone on Speaker Mode so Kathy could hear what was being said and a few times they needed to ask her some questions as well. Talk about being mentally drained.

We settled for Pancakes for supper. Tomorrow is another day but at least the Payment will go through. We also have to get a few supplies before we hit the road on Friday. Thank you for following along and feel free to leave a comment.
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It’s about time.


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  1. I just can't believe the hassle you guys have had to deal with. I'd probably be falling apart by the end of those phone calls. So glad you got it worked out and you can now get out of that freezing weather.

  2. I sure hope the problems with the truck are over. Its about time you two can think of better things on your trip.

  3. What a headache and SO frustrating!! I hope it's all behind you now. Better days are coming!!

  4. Hi guys, I feel with you. Over the years we've had our share of frustrations with banks, transfers and such. What a headache you've had. Hope things go smooth from now on. All the best!

  5. Sounds like you have it all sorted now and can head to warmer climes.

  6. get your truck back and can get back on the road! Hope it all goes good today with no issues!

  7. So very frustrating for sure. On to better things ahead and better weather!

  8. What a rough time you had getting your money transferred to where you wanted it. Believe it or not, I still have my FAX machine but haven't used it in years. My first FAX machine had that dang heat sensitive paper. Glad they don't use that anymore.