I want to go back and be a kid. Jenny Whipple and I can go steal that bottle of Kahlua from her mom's cabinet and call her cat stupid names while we try to figure out how to make fried mushrooms for the first time.

I've been dealing with getting UncleKim's credit reports cleaned up, and one of the first things I needed to do is dispute a couple of medical bills. So, simple enough, I send off my letter to Equifax and wait for the results. (Basically, I'm waiting to see if the collection agency has a current relationship with the original creditor - if so, I'll send off payment to the original creditor, then work to get the collection off of the reports. Anyway...)

EQ has, inexplicably, erased UncleK's entire goddamned credit history except for two other collections AND "mixed" the file with my 22yo son. So basically, we've got TWO members of the family fucked right now. EQ says "oh, just fax in your id and such and we'll get it fixed asap." So I do that, and get to googling... and apparently this whole "Oh, no big..." line is bs. So much bs that they recently had to pay over 18 million dollars in damages to a woman whose file was mixed and EQ flat out refused to fix it. So, yay. Let the certified mail/documentation of every step taken begin. UGH. Because apparently this shit takes FOREVER to fix, and we may lose some of our "good" history in the bargain.

99 Problems, y'all.

ETA: If you don't know what your credit looks like, now's a good time to check annualcreditreport.com - the legit free once a year site -and then go to www.creditboards.com/forums if you need help sorting out issues on your report.