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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Seems like the logs are jammed again. After various 'phone calls today I'm not much further on. Tracey [my solicitor's admin assistant] had left various messages with Lord Byron's solicitor seemingly. Finally this afternoon she managed to actually speak to a real live person rather than an answer machine. Woo hoo! Well kind of. The real live person she spoke to was the secretary who told her an email would be sent answering Linzi [my solicitor] either later today or tomorrow. Natch Tracey asked what the email would say to which the secretary replied she didn't know. She'd only been told an email would be sent.

Spoke with Simon the estate agent who is now suggesting we see if we can get the property developer who was interested a few weeks back in for a viewing as a 'back up plan'. The mere fact he is now in favour of that option is making me antsy but we agreed he should try and organise that for Friday afternoon.

Meanwhile I got a letter from the funeral directors that I used for mum's funeral. I sent a cheque for the second half of the payment over a month ago. Seemingly it had bounced. I was gobsmacked as I knew full well there was more than enough funds to cover it. Rang them to find out if any reason had been given. Chap I spoke to said he'd get their accounts dept to call me. While I was waiting I checked my account on line and sure enough, the payment hadn't been made. No record of it at all. So I called the bank to ask why the cheque hadn't been honoured. The customer service woman I spoke to said she could see no reason it wouldn't have cleared but in any case, it had never been presented!

One of the directors of the funeral parlour called me back. Told her the situation. She suggested I pay by an alternative method [e.g my debit card]. She used her best 'dealing with bereaved person' voice to try and coerce me. Forget that Mrs. Yes I could have paid that way but I was so distressed when I opened the letter telling me the cheque had bounced that I want an explanation from their bank as to why they didn't present the cheque in the first place. Granted it's not the funeral director's fault but the only leverage I have is to withhold the payment until I get an explanation. Thing is their bank [Nat West] and my bank [RBS] are part of the same frigging group. Happy I'm not.

Hand over the bottle, pass the joint, brew up the magic mushrooms, lets go on a magical mystery tour. Lucy's in the sky and Suzanne's by the river so lets just meander along some alternative pathways. Who knows, maybe when we find our way back to reality, the frigging solicitors might have caught up with what we already know needs to be done. Alternatively, we could have a nice cup of tea............

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  • POLSKARENIA
    ... and breathe... friggin’ banks!
    145 days ago
  • TRESSWANN
    I CANNOT STAND RBS!! Not that fond of NatWest either. Only reason they used to cash my paycheck was that they thought I was my father's cousin's daughter. Uh, she's blond, I am so not. Her name is Gail, I am Susan
    147 days ago
  • KITTYHAWK1949
    Hope you enjoy the tea. There was a TV show that I can't think of the name right now but had Roy Clark in it. At the end they often had a song 'If it wasn't for bad luck I'd have no luck at all' Sounds like you could relate. So sorry things aren't going better for you. Stay strong which I know you will.
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    147 days ago
  • BLITZEN44
    Oh I'd be HOT about that check! I would march straight down to the funeral home and demand to see a copy of it as well as proof that they'd attempted to cash it and that it was returned. When they failed, I would give them a little advice that it would behoove them to cease and desist making false accusations against paying customers, who are already in deep distress due to the loss of a loved one. That is, IF they wish to keep their business afloat. Then I may just write a little online review of the type of business they are, and let anyone who might be interested know exactly what's up.
    148 days ago
  • EISSA7
    No words of wisdom from me...your last paragraph says it all! emoticon
    148 days ago
  • MARINGAL
    Love LOVE your last paragraph dear one!
    148 days ago
  • DLDMIL
    You definetly need to find out why the Funeral Home is saying that it bounce. Ask to see the check, front and back, because the bank would have stamped it showing that it was insuffient funds.

    Good luck.
    148 days ago
  • _RAMONA
    GHAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!
    I'm with you....
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    (I don't think tea's gonna cut it, at this point)

    If the post was a bit quicker (and it wasn't illegal to do so, LOL) I'd send you some wacky tobacky (legal here... though I still don't know where to go to buy some... but for you I'd figure it out)!
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    148 days ago
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