Anyone have fun plans for Thanksgiving?
Well, I am still trying to finish up estate things for mom. THe medallion stamp I need for the stocks has provent to be most annoyig to get. Not a lot of places do it and only banks and financial places that you have an account with till consider doing it. I have an account at CHASE and they refused to do it because, as they told me "You did not open the Estate Account with us". I was floored! Screw them! I am closing my account there (I was going to deposit my part of the estate there, be nice to have a local account for it). There is something wrong with them! It was not the local branch that sais that either, they had to send the info the corporate and that was that they said.
Anyway, after trying and trying, I have a Navy Fed bank account and they will do it after looking at the paperwork. Problem, no Navy Fed banks in Montana! CLosest is Tacoma Washington! So, in order to not take time off from work, I am going there the day after Thanksgiving. I would have flown, but there are no flights open from here to Seattle on Thanksgiving and worse is there is only one flight there a day and one back. If I fly there I get there about 4pm and no way I have the time to land, get out, run get a rental car, drive 45 to 60 minutes to Tacoma and be there before they close. So I would get a hotel and show up when they open. Issue on that end is that the medallion may take 60 minutes or so. The flight to Helena leaves about noon. I gould get out of the back by 10am, then drive 45 to 60 minutes to Seattle, return the car, get into the airport and checkin. Not enough time. So I would have to stay another night! So even IF there was an open flight on THanksgiving day, I could not come home till Saturday and the prices around now are sky high (gas AND holiday travel). Solution? About 9am THanksgiving I will jump in my SUV and drive over the contental divide 2 times and 4 passes to Tecoma. Get there in 10 hours (assuming no issues on the way) and then check into a motel, get to the bank Friday at 9am, and be back on the road home at 10am. It will suck, I have no driven 10+ hours straight in a long time, but I have to get the stuff done. Washington state allows studded winter tires as dones Idaho, so I am good there, I just hope there is clear weather the trips there and back. It will suck if it is snowing or a blizzard in the mountnians.
I wonder if I can buy a turkey sandwich on the drive out for my Thanksgiving meal. ;)
David and the CoolCyberCats
Oh, David, how awful! We'll pray the weather cooperates for you on that trip! Peggy
Peggy, Laila and Angel Minchie
I admit it is annoying, but I look at it as an oppertunity to see a lot of scenery. THey only think I believe I won't like is the drive time and twice in 2 days, but it will be over with in less than 48 hours. :)
And it will be one less thing to have to worry about getting done. Peggy
I remember not being home one Thanksgiving and having to eat Thanksgiving dinner at Denny's. Not what I would have chosen to do but I remember Denny's was happy to see me come in.
I was fortunate with Mom. She took care of most everything before she died. There was really nothing left to do but get rid of furniture and a car. No stocks or anything like that to worry about. I don't know why the Chase bank wouldn't help you out but you did exactly what I would have done, so they ended up shooting themselves in the foot.
The closest I've ever been to where you live was Dickinson North Dakota, and over to Yellowstone, on 2 different trips, but both trips were in Spring and Summer. I can't even imagine what a trip for you to Tacoma Washington around Thanksgiving is going to be like but you will no doubt see a lot of scenery! I'm sorry you have to go to so much trouble to get through all this. Just think how much Chase bank is going to miss you.
I don't have any concrete plans for Thanksgiving. Cheri of course, likes spending it with her family and she really should spend as many as she can with her Mom. I wouldn't mind just spending it right here at home but that brings its own set of complications. There's not much room here for the whole family and there's always the major work of getting a turkey and everything else ready. My brother will have his Thanksgiving but I think they have a fear of vampires as nearly everything is made with a healthy dose of garlic, which really doesn't work with turkey. John