After the wedding Kristie is chatting with Sean, the officiate, the guy who was late to rehearsal because he got caught in traffic - so so SoCal. He is also a coworker, one of the dozen DAs present. Kristie did almost all the planning and prep work on her own, including arranging her own flowers. She chose flowers from outside at the estate for inspiration in her arrangements, which included succulents. I was able to get two cuttings through airport security and am trying to root them here, if I can keep them away from Charlie.
Her 98-year-old nanny sitting there on the wall in a beautiful lavender dress was her matron of honor. She walked all the way through the sand, though was seated for the ceremony. I want to be just like her when I grow up! The guest list was 142 people and half that were family.
I know how Walter feels. I've been thrashing my way through the new Blogger for the last couple of posts. I thought I was taking a peek at it but it's stuck to me like glue. I'm sure all the old features are present - it's just a matter of locating where they are. I'll get faster with practice.
We got home Tuesday evening and I picked up my 500-page book for Tuesdays book club from the library on our way home - Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi. It's an older book but I'm liking it very much. I seem to be stuck in a time warp - it's about the same time as Downton Abbey right now.
I came home to a nasty mess with Citibank and Sears. They cashed my bill-pay check on February 29th but can't find my payment or account or I don't know what, but it makes me think they're a pretty inept bank. In today's mail I got a photocopy from them of the check they cashed along with a form I'm supposed to fill out and fax to their missing payments division. I've been on the phone with them three times between yesterday and today. They say no one in their organization can fix this. It requires me filling out the form and faxing it - the onus is on me. They've cashed a $400 check and yet I have to prove something? I am so angry. Ian told me about the new government agency where consumers can lodge a complaint so I'm passing along that information. It's called the Consumer Financial Protection Agency and I filed a complaint with them today. I can't fax the information that Citibank requires until I go to town again next week and I'm convinced that they're taking this opportunity to use mine and possibly other "missing payments" to invest in overnight T-bills. I opened this credit card because Sears gave a huge discount for charging the new appliances on their card. As soon as I get this payment posted and have a balance, I'll pay it and cut up the card. I was suckered.