Pretty Sure This is Called Harrassment Now…

So, about the second story I was going to mention in my last post.  (If you’re friends with me on FB, then you’re probably familiar with this).

Anyway, so I sold my car on the 8th to this guy (he’s a foreign exchange student at a local university), and not even two days later he sent me an email saying that he wanted to basically exchange the car back.  ie: I “give him the money back and he gives the car back to me”.  Um.  What?!  No.
There’s nothing wrong with the car and it’s actually in great condition, but he just said he realized that he’s only in America for one more year and doesn’t need the car.  And he said there’s “something wrong with my title”  because he wasn’t able to get his plates right away…because I still had a loan out on it.
Anyway, I explained the process (I think we’re up to at least 5 either phone calls or emails since the 8th) where I kept telling him to be patient and that if he has any questions to please call the DMV.  (I explained what the DMV was and what they do…even though he’s tried to get plates and has a permit already).
So, this has basically been a giant pain in the butt ever since I sold the car to him.  I honestly don’t have time for this either…I’m moving in under a week and I just have a lot on my plate.  I know I’m doing everything right, and I seriously feel like I’m being harassed.
I ignored the last email he sent (I think two days ago) and he had his friend call me today from a different number and basically interrogated me for 20 minutes.  And I really don’t think he was actually listening to what I was saying.
Anyway, I’ve just decided to not respond anymore and if someone needs to contact me (even rental companies etc, which I’ve been in contact with) then they can leave a message.  My phone is being disconnected on my last day in the US anyway.

So, after that phone call earlier today, the guy that bought my car sent me an email that says:

“I know now that u used my money to pay your loan. I really feel angry about this condition. This is not normal at all. I am not sure whether this is a legal deal. But it has wasted my time and energy. You need give a reasonable explanation about your behaviour. And you also need compensate my loss during the process.  “

Um.  Okayyyyyyy.
I really don’t know what else to do besides ignore it.  Some of my friends are telling me to tell him that I’m done corresponding with him and that if he or his friends contacts me again that I’ll inform the authorities.
I dunno..I feel like that’s taking it kinda far, but I also am getting kinda worked up over this.  Anytime my phone lets me know that I have a new email, I’m like “Oh gosh..it’s probably him.”

I don’t need this extra stress.


Anyway, on an unrelated note…my grandma put together a video montage from my going-away party and had some family members say some stuff.  Super sweet 😀

I also spent today painting her upstairs…and um..it’s a lot more space than I remember..lol.  And lots of narrow little corners..

Tues:
Finishing that paint job up tomorrow and hopefully grabbing lunch with a friend (if the weather cooperates) and then headed to my storage unit to check out the space and sign some papers.
Also needing to pick up some BOXES!

Wed:
*Cleaning/Packing
*Massage at 2pm
*TEFL Course Stuff

Thurs:
*Lunch with my aunt
*Packing/Cleaning
*TEFL Course stuff

Friday:
*Packing
*TEFL ALL DAY!
*Chocolate Fondue Night with the ladies!! 😀 😀

Saturday:
*MOVING DAY!!!
*Come back to the apt and finish cleaning
*Inspection and turn in keys
(If you want an awesome place to live, I know of one 😀  I’ve absolutely loved living at my apartment…it’s fantastic!)

Sunday:
*TEFL Course

Monday 2/20…departure day!:
*Return Rental Car (Nooooo!!!…my fun little racecar!)
*Lunch with mom
*Airport!

Edit (2/14):
Got 3 more calls from that car guy today and an email…all between 10 and 2pm today.
I’ve been trying to ignore it the past 2 days, and it’s been crazy.  I sent one final email today basically telling him that what he’s doing is harassment and that it isn’t legal here in the US and if I get another email or call from him or any of his friends that I’ll contact the police.

What else would I use the loan money for?  That is completely normal here in the United States, perhaps it is not in China.

Also, what you are doing to me is called harassment.  That is not legal and I will contact the police if necessary.
I have gone above my duties as a seller and do not like how you are treating me.
The loan will clear the bank within 10 days after they receive my payment.  You can do what you want with the car after that.

I will contact you when the lien release is available.  I do not want to hear any more from you or your friends until that time.

This is seriously getting ridiculous.
Not even 5 minutes later, I got another email from him yelling at me saying:

You let me check the  bank and the dmv. I checked it but they all said they can not shoe me the information. And you didn’t reply my email and phone call. You said u will call someone on Monday and reply me. Have u replied me?! I want to ask what u want to do? If you want to make the deal in this way. Ok I would like to find other ways to deal with this situation.

Maybe since he says he’ll have to find other ways to deal with the situation that he’ll stop contacting me.  Or maybe he’ll call the police or a lawyer.  Wouldn’t that be nice.

Anyway, 6 days til departure day.

Wrapping Things Up and Special Suprises!

Had my last day of work the yesterday (it already seems like it’s been days!)…went ok..just another long night.  Turned in my keys and swipe card…and…I’m done!  Weird..but exciting.
Then today I had my going-away party from my family, and that was really great.  I loved getting to see everyone 🙂

Love.  🙂  Also, I got two more bouquets of flowers 🙂  That makes my total up to 3 now.  I also got one from one of my locations for work when I left 😀
As a single girl, it’s pretty rare to get flowers so I get really excited when I do 🙂 haha.

Allllllsoooo.  😀 😀
I had been planing a bit of a surprise for my mom and brother over the past few weeks, and I got to reveal it to them today too 🙂  I got them both to go out to lunch with me today, and I revealed their surprises then.

Yep!! Sending them both on a cruise to the Bahamas in August!! 😀  I’m so so excited and thrilled that I can give them a gift like that.  I normally have to live check to check, and I know with this next job that I’ll be able to pay it off with my first payday, so I’m so thrilled.
Neither have been on a vacation in over 10 years as far as I can remember, so this will really be great.  🙂

I was also going to update on my nightmare of a car situation, but I’m exhausted.
So…next time.

Anyway…t-minus ONE WEEK!!!  AHHHHHHHHH!!!

Last Day…

So, my last day of work is tomorrow, and I’m honestly feeling a bit bittersweet.
I’m excited because that’s just one more step toward this new experience…which is hopefully as amazing and fun as I’ve heard.  But, I’ve also been with my job for a bit over three years, and although I may vent and complain about certain aspects, I’m really going to miss some of the people I’ve had the opportunity of working with over the past few months.  The thing about working with a smaller staff (like we do in our stores) is that you really get to know the people you work with (if you so choose) and you form a bond.
Anyway, I’m still excited, but yeah..very bittersweet.
Especially with my most recent location.  This one has definitely been…an uphill battle it seems.  But, the thing about it is that looking back…I can see how far we’ve come.  And it’s weird to think that all that progress has been because of my influence.  I say “influence”, because I personally didn’t do every single change in the place…a lot of it, yes.  But I think I’ve hopefully created some sort of spark that will help keep them going in the right direction.
I also learned that one of my favorite managers from my last location is going to be taking over where I left off.  YAY!  I know he won’t let me down and that he’ll be able to finish off what I started.  I just wanted to make sure that all that I’ve worked on won’t be for nothing once I’ve left.  No backsliding allowed.

ALSO…I had my last day working with a few associates today and I’m honestly surprised my jaw didn’t drop completely to the floor, but I had about six associates come up to me today, and not just say “thank you”, but that and “You have really made an impact here.  Thank you so much for all you’ve done.”  I was pretty much stunned.  I know I’ve been working hard the whole time, but I never really heard or saw a whole lot of gratitude.  I felt I had to point out what I had done to get any sort of recognition.  And there it was.  😀
And I did receive a pretty stellar letter of recommendation from my boss’ boss.  I was practically glowing while reading it, ha 🙂

Anyway, last day of work tomorrow…and then crunch time.  I really need to knock out more of that TEFL course.  Ugh.  At least now I’ll have the time to get it done…

Going out to lunch with my mom and brother on Sunday and then a going-away party from my family. 🙂 🙂

Final Car Payment + BEAUTIFUL Rental Car

The payment for my car cleared the bank today, so I sent in my final car payment on my $7K balance…felt amazing.  🙂  😀  AMAZING.

Also, I got a rental car today.  I’ll be having this car for the next week and a half…or well, until my last day.  And…it’s amazing.  It’s a 2012 Nissan Maxima with just over 1000 miles on it.  Keyless start–it’s a “push to start” kind of car.  Push the button to start the car.  Frikin awesome.
Also, keyless entry…as in, I can have the keys in my purse or coat and it recognizes that the keys are near, and I can just push a little button near the handle and it’ll unlock.  So fun 🙂
If I wasn’t broke and planning on leaving the country, I’d get one. haha 🙂

I SOLD MY *FIRST* CAR!!!!!!!! (exclamation x 50)

I sold my car today!!  So so so excited! I think I got a decent amount for it and I’m just a smidge away from getting enough back to pay off the rest of my loan. 🙂

Ahhhh!!!! Also, this was my first time selling a car and I did it solo!  I do have a wonderful set of friends and family that coached me through the process, but I did all the in-person stuff on my own.  Really stressful and everything, but still so exciting.  Definitely a learning process and I just can’t believe how fast everything happened!

Anyway! Hoorah!! 😀  Second to last big hurdle before the big day…the last one is moving day on Feb 18th!

Also, I just filled up with gas for the last time for the next year 😀
Price: $3.29/gal
I want to check against this when I come home.

Car

Meeting up tomorrow/later today with an interested buyer for my car…just wants to look at it, so I’m not trying to get my hopes up, but hopefully it works out.  I’m going to miss that car…but I’d love to have this hurdle out of the way.
Also, I got another interested person (via Craigslist for both) for the car, but he said he only had 6000 saved up right now…I’m asking 7900.  So that’s definitely a no-go.  Plus, from what I’ve seen, that’s way under it’s value…and way under what I still owe.  So..yeah, find another grand and we’ll talk.  He seemed friendly though.
Also, making some serious progress with my to-do list…hoorah!!! 😀  Once I’m finished working, I really need to make more progress with my TEFL course…I’m so behind.  Gah.

13 days!  Wow.

To-Do List: As of Feb 5th

Remainder of my To-Do-List-of-Epic-Proportions
*Assign Power of Attorney??
*Make copies of all important documents (birth certificate, visa, credit cards..etc)
*Transfer music from desktop to laptop
*IRS form–Don’t tax me I’m leaving the country-form
*COMPLETE TEFL COURSE…gahhhhh!!  So far behind!
*Last minute things to buy from separate list (2/7)
*Call bank and credit card to tell them I’m leaving the country (again :))  (2/9)
*Arrange cancellation of utilities (2/6) and car insurance (2/9)
*Call Sprint and arrange cancellation of cell phone (2/6)
*Mail cell phone back to Sprint to avoid cancellation charges (LM)
*Sell the car! (Already up for sale and have a potential buyer…*fingers crossed*!) (2/8/12)
*PACK (LM)
*Clean/scrub down apartment to get it ready for final inspection
*Arrange moving day (2/7) /find people to help
*get moving truck (2/7)
*Schedule Massage (2/6) 😀  (for a job well done!) 😀
*File ‘Change of Address’ with post office (2/7)

Still looks like a big list, but not nearly as bad as it was before.  Oh, and last day of work is in less than 6 days!  WOW!  That feels weird.  It’ll be nice though to get those 40+ hours back in my schedule.  I’m sure it’ll help out my sanity in getting some more of this list knocked out.

My family is also holding a Going Away party for me on Sunday (day after my last day of work) 🙂 awww! 😀

Currently I’m in the middle of moving all my files from my PC to my new laptop…It’s a really lengthy process..

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the original list…

Korea Departure Checklist
*talk to bank about paying bills from abroad  (might just transfer money to and from my US account and my Korean acct…)
*Power of Attorney??
*Make copies of all important documents (birth certificate, visa documents, credit cards)
*Doctor Appts–or waste of money?? (dentist)
*trinkets from the US for the kiddies??
*haircut
*IRS form-”don’t tax me–I’m leaving the country” form
*Transfer music from desktop to laptop
*COMPLETE TEFL COURSE (GET IT DONE.)-Lesson 8/20 currently.  Ugh.  So time-consuming.
*Shop: make sure to get everything that I’ll need that I can’t get (or is too expensive/hard to find) to get there.   (2/7) (Casual Shoes)
*Make packing list (1/16.  Done.  Um..I get how many suitcases??)
*Get second copy of background check and have it apostilledUgh.  (Change in policy–so I now need a second copy of this.  Takes a few weeks to get it done)
*storage unit: research and pick one
*Put car up for sale (LM)
*clean out car//detailed (LM)
*Contact body shop and have car door repaired/fixed (??)
*Contact Sprint–Cancel phone contract? Hold?  Then set a date. (2/2)
*Cancel: Utilities, internet, car insurance (LM) (2/6)
*Final Rent Payment (and how much?)
*PACK (LM)
*Donate stuff that isn’t going to storage//CONSOLIDATE (yay!) (LM)
*Send Visa Application ASAP (1/16)
*Call bank (and credit card)–let them know I’m leaving the country (again :-P(LM)
*Scrub down appt and get it ready for inspection (LM)
*Organize moving day (LM…kinda??)
*MOVE everything that I want to keep to storage unit (LM)
*Massage (LM)

VISA!!!!!!!

MY VISA HAS ARRIVED!!!!
AHHHH!!!! So so happy!! It didn’t get lost in the mail! yay! haha.
After months of hurry up and wait and lots of paperwork, time and money…it’s here!  And I can officially work in the Republic of Korea!!! 😀

So, my paperwork is now officially complete except for waiting for that second background check!  Which, I can still work and do everything now that I have the visa, but the Korean Education Dept. decided this year that they also would like copies of the background check…so now all new entrants (ie: me) need to get that second copy.
I already sent off for it and it takes a few months, so..in my mind, I’m finished with paperwork 🙂  YESSS!!

Have had a rough few days at work recently…just feeling overworked/underpaid and stressed out over how much there is be done.

Anyway, getting pretty excited to see what Korea has to offer.  Bring it!  😀

Car!

So, I’m currently having my car detailed by a friend to get it ready to be sold and he was able to fix my car lock too!!! 😀
My car was broken into downtown (it was a year in late november/december) and they messed up the window (originally glass was shattered),  the car lock and punctured a hole right beneath the handle…and since then, I haven’t been able to use my driver’s side door lock.  The lock itself still worked but if I wanted to use it I’d have to crawl through through the passenger side, so it was pretty much never locked after that incident.
Annnyway…so the lock is fixed and the metal that was all bent inward (creating the hole) is now back in place.  Not perfect (and won’t be until a new door is put on) but damn near close.  😀 😀  So beyond thrilled right now.  🙂

Taking pics tonight or tomorrow morning and then listing it before I get to work tomorrow afternoon.
Still haven’t had a chance to check on my passport situation, but as of yesterday, it still wasn’t here.  Crossing my fingers that it’s here today.
The consulate is in Chicago and my passport shouldn’t take this long to get here…trying not to panic.  Please. Please. be in the mail when I get home.