Friday, March 13, 2009

Why Does it Hurt so Much?!

Huh? Why does it hurt so much to pay bills. I have needed to do it since the beginning of the month. Fortunately, many things are done automatically, thanks to Bill.

I resigned myself to the dreaded task last week.

I didn't do it.

Monday I told myself this was the week and I needed to do it soon.

I got the bills out on Tuesday, spread them out on the table, and looked at them. They got put away that night before dinner. I prayed that night that I would be able to do them soon.

I asked Bill if he could import stuff from our account directly to our computer. He said no, so I got depressed at the thought of entering all that stuff manually. Again, I prayed that I would have the strength to get this money stuff done. I really don't like it.

I think I logged onto the credit union account sometimes later that week. I probably prayed again.

Finally, on Friday, I did it. I started off slow and thought I'd just see if anything was overdue already. I caught 2 things that were do that day and paid them over the phone, miraculously, without a fee. I think it was this breakthrough that kept me going.

I still haven't inputted some of the stuff, but I have pile of envelopes sealed, awaiting stamps and a drive to the post office. My stomach, my back and my head all hurt. Why is bill paying so painful?!?!


Crystal said...

I hear ya! I hate it too and it takes me forever to do it too. I hate money stuff unless it involves me spending it at Disneyland!

mamamuniz said...

This is so me!! I hate it. I do the same with taxes, too. I just put it off and put it off, arg! I'm happy for you that you got it done!

Pam said...

LOL Oh my gosh,this has been ME this whole week. I started on Monday the thought process to do them, I did have to pay the electric bill, but have just been putting off and off doing the other bills!! I think we hate it because we don't want to give up our money!