Well today was the first day that I worked on school stuff. I decided to do Psychology first. I thought it was going to be all boring, but it wasn’t. It was actually very interesting. I posted my discussion got a 100% on my quiz and moved on.
Today all of my classes are posted. I have 2 of my 3 books. My third class has changed again. It would be nice if it were even a class I wanted. I wanted SQL or CSS what I eventually ended up with is C. 😦 I don’t want C. Anyway, I logged in to see what this weeks work involved. Wondering if we had Labsim’s since I hadn’t gotten an email from Testout to find that I had to download some program in order to write code. What was worse is, this program is Windows only. Great… I opened the App store and I got lucky that they had one program that would allow me to write and run script. I had to pay 9.99 for it though.
There was a time where I wanted to be a programmer. Now I am just annoyed by the thought of it. What I wouldn’t give to be in Wheaton with these geese.
I am going to work on C tonight and hopefully I will wake up to an American Literature book in the morning so I can do that work before it is considered late. Yeah, all of my teachers are on a real “discussions are due by 11:59pm Thursday” kick this semester.
I am not sure if I mentioned it before, not sure why I would, but I am using a little of my husband’s Post 911 to pay for school. I asked for a years worth, the rest is designated for our son. Anyway, it has been a huge pain in the ass. They pay for school and stuff, but the school screwed up when they were requesting Spring semester and accidentally requested an additional Winter. Then they caught the error and terminated the second request for Winter. I didn’t get a second payment however now the US Department of Veteran’s Affairs thinks that I didn’t take classes Winter semester and are asking for that money back. Every semester, except Spring I have received a book stipend. Every semester they have requested the money back except for Winter. So I have received about $500 which is fine, but they keep making me pay back money. I got a letter in July asking for money and I came home Sunday to mail in the mailbox from them requesting Summer’s books stipend. They claim I was overpaid.
To date I have received $1416.66, I have paid back $916.66 to date. (plus I have sent a check back return to sender) I spent almost an hour on the phone yesterday getting the run around. I ended up writing a “strongly worded” letter to the finance department at school and a complaint on the Veteran’s Affairs website. Today I called them back, cooler head and all, and requested a formal audit of my VA file. (I also got confirmation that my complaint is being investigated) I have enough crap on my plate without having to deal with the VA and having to pay them close to $5400. Every time I cash one of their checks I get a bill. I’m so over it. I had been saving the money to pay for Certification exams. They can be and are expensive. Looks like I might end up in the hole on this one though.
I asked for a years worth of his Post 911 to relieve some of the stress associated with the move. I didn’t want to have to stress out over paying tuition on top of everything else. I should have just paid the damn tuition. This has turned out to be much more stressful.
Wouldn’t it be my last semester at this school when the sh*t hit the fan? Can’t get my classes right, can’t get my books, can’t even get the tuition paid pain-free. I need a break and the semester has barely even started. I was so relaxed just 3 days ago. Now… *sigh*
How is everyone’s day going out there in the blogosphere? I hope y’all are having a better day than I am. I’m off to read chapter one for C Programming. Oh joy. 😐