So I told my husband last week that I wanted a divorce.
He was SHOCKED!
I mean years and years of my complaining that I want to spend more time together and a sit down conversation last month that we have nothing in common wasn't a clue! A few additional talks with him agreeing that we could think of nothing wasn't a clue. Nobody saw this coming! NOBODY!!! Well, nobody else knew. Because I hid it well. That's why my FB status said:
Smiled like nothing was wrong, talked like everything was perfect, and pretended like it wasn't hurting me...Tired of pretending, divorce is the answer.
So we've still been living together, 9 days of hell as he stomped around the house or locked himself in the bedroom (oh wait, he did that before too but there wasn't the silent treatment then). Or he would randomly leave the house without saying where he was going (we're getting divorced, I don't have the right to know if I should cook him dinner which yes, I've still been doing). Jackass. Oh right, was still doing his laundry too. F'in Jackass. Anyways...
So this morning he leaves. My father comes to me soon after and says that he told him that we need to get the cable/Internet in our names and phone service and I'll be having to get a new cell phone and that he's returning the cable boxes and modem on Saturday.
I already had the phone next to me for dr's appointments that I needed to make. So, I called the orthopedic doctor to schedule my knee surgery. The girl is out until Tuesday, she'll call back. Fine, understandable, its mid-August. I get that.
Call the insurance company to get a therapist. There just so happens to be a new therapist only 2 blocks away ... WOOHOO!! So call them and make an appointment and then call us back to get a reference number and then call the doctor back to give them the reference number. Um, wait what? Can't you give me the reference number now or have the dr's office call? No. WTF??? Whatever, nearby doctor, very cool. Get a regular # and a toll free for the dr. Call first number, answering machine. Call second number, disconnected. Dammit. Call first number and leave a message. Make note to call insurance company and doctor when they call back.
So far, I'm 0/2. Trying to get shit done, not succeeding AND I have more calls to make because of call #2.
Next: Social Worker. I need to apply for cash assistance since my income is moving out. Shouldn't really be too difficult since I'm already on Food Stamps and Medicaid. Answering Machine...fine, I'll just leave a message for her to call ... oh come ON! She's on vacation until Monday! Grrrrrr.....deep breath....I'll just stop later, get the application, fill it out and drop if off tomorrow and she can call me with questions.
So I call my son who also has a cell phone on our service plan. I tell him that Jackass (not his real name) will be canceling the service but I'm not sure when so he may want to get a phone of his own. 1 call checked off.
Then I call Vonage to switch names, on and off the phone in 2 minutes. Easy as pie. Hot damn! Things are starting to go my way!!!
Instead of calling Comcast, I decide to log into their site to make it go faster. I can't find anything, so I use their online chat. I'm number 15 in the que. *Sigh* So I open another tab in my browser and play on Facebook, switching back and forth every minute or so and watch the que number dropping. Once I hit #6, I sit impatiently and wait, as its already been 20 minutes. TEN minutes later, I get a person. Who I swear to you was using hotkeys to answer everything. There's no way she was typing "Thank you so much for your patience while waiting for us to fix your problem. If you could just hold on for one moment while I review your problem to see how to handle it, I'll be right with you. In the meantime, how is your day going?" Yeah, she SO didn't type that! Especially when she came back and said "I see you're having problems entering the online website". Um no I'm not. My question clearly says "I want to change the account holder name." No mention of problems. No mention of the Web site. Hello? Okay, that's not what I said, what I said was "No, I want to change the account holder" She replied that was beyond her capabilities but she could transfer me on the site to the correct person. This is nearly as bad as being on the phone, except I had to wait longer for her to figure out which hotkey to enter. After asking "Did I help you solve your problems today?" (No DUMBASS ... that's why you're transferring me!) No, but thank you. I now play the waiting game for 5 more minutes for the correct person. New guy comes on and takes care of everything instantly and I'm finally done! WOOHOO! Wait, what? I still have to call the local office and change it with them too? Are you friggin kidding me???? I just spent 45 minutes to get this fixed quicker online and I STILL have to call? I hate big businesses!!!
I take a deep breath and call the local office. I give them the information, tell them I also want to return one of the cable boxes (because we'll only have one tv now) and everything goes as perfectly as the Vonage call. I get directions to drop off the box later in the afternoon. Another item checked off the to-do list.
Does it seem like this is taking forever to read? Yeah, its only 12:30. *Double Sigh*
I gather everything I'll need for my trip to town including a written list of stops:
Cable Company to drop off box/remote.
Jewelry Store to sell jewelry (cuz I'm flat broke and he's taking all the $ in the account)
Walmart to get Dad some munchies
DHS to pick up welfare form (see above about me being flat broke)