One Less Piece of Admin for Me!

Last week, I ended one of my longest relationships. It lasted just over 30 years, but after a long period of reflection and getting over sentimentality, I closed the very first bank account I ever had. My relationship with Absa (Trust Bank when the account was opened for me by my dad at the Bellville Middestad branch, if I remember correctly) is no more.

Perhaps some of you can recall this post about my banking woes? I have no regrets except that it was the best service I’d received from them in a long time. Maybe if it had been like this earlier. Maybe if their bank costs weren’t so unpredictable at the time I was still using my account.

So that means one less password and PIN to remember, although I’ll probably remember the bank account number until I’m old and senile.

Anyway, now I have only my Capitec account. And an extra R314.30 from the balance left in my Absa account at closing, in my pocket to blow as I please.

In It to Win(g) It

It seems the Tangled Pretzel has landed an opportunity to really put her writing skills to the test. I have, by some miracle of seemingly cosmic proportions, been asked (and sent the confirmation purchase order) to write copy for two websites. Not one, but two. Yikes! But what a jol (party) it’s been so far! And how grateful I am for this wonderful opportunity.

Needless to say, you may have to wait a while before you get any new insights and ponderings and pretzels, because by the end of the day, my brain is pretty much fried and on the verge of falling out. Remember, I have a day job too. Nonetheless, I hope that this challenging endeavour will help me to improve my writing skills and make my rambling tales better and more relevant.

So, enjoy the silence, keep an ear out for the crickets and frogs in the cool of the night, and soon enough… I’ll be back! Just like an excited bat in your hair.

Thanks for reading! You’re the reason I keep on writing!