I knew the electric bill was coming up so I went to schedule the payment online today. That's one I normally pay late and I fully intended to pay it on time this month. So I went to the bill bin, found the bill rather quickly, and started to schedule it online. I was rather taken aback at the amount we owed.
The bill said we owed $368 but that I hadn't payed last month. Well, okay I did pay late last month but my payment also had cleared before the billing date so that didn't make a lot of sense. I budgeted $135 for electric this month. I paid $133 last month. That still left me owing $235 this month. Yikes! That's $100 more than I had anticipated.
I went online and scheduled the payment so it wouldn't be late but then I was really curious about the huge difference in what I owed and what I thought I should have owed so I called the electric company. Turns out we actually owe $145 this month and aren't behind at all (I didn't think we were). Yay! I was really excited when I got off the phone and then I rushed really quickly back to the bank website to correct the scheduled payment before it was too late. Whew, got that fixed too.
After all was said and done and I was thrilled to be owing $10 more than I'd anticipated rather than $100 more I looked at the bill and realized it was a bill for October of 2014. Where in the world did that come from? Really on top of things here! And now I'm off to go find my marbles. Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend. Hooray for Friday!