When you check the bank first thing Wednesday morning to check and make sure unemployment was direct deposited.
Cue my stomach falling to the center of the earth.
As panic rises, I log into the online system and see that – according to unemployment – the desposit is complete and went to the correct bank account.
Not entirely trusting myself, I check the bank account again both on my computer and on my phone. Just in case.
It’s still not there.
I realize there is nothing I can do until tomorrow because it could still go in at any time today and calling a representative from the bank will yield standard timeframes because I don’t think any bank’s customer service is trained to say, “Government payments go through at 9:15am, ma’am.” Even though that would be bliss.
Yes, we have an emergency fund. It’s why I’m able to form words in my brain and send them through my fingers to the keyboard. It’s the only balm that is keeping me from a full on panic because if you have the right mindset for your emergency fund you still feel like you have $42 in your checking account and a long way to go until spring.
On a personal and petty note, I was really looking forward to doing a “How We Spent It” post today.
I will update this post when unemployment goes through. I hate being left hanging, too.