Screw You March! TGI April

March was one of the worst months for me with things that happened with my business.

It all started on a sunny Saturday morning…

Screw that!

The first week of March someone hack into our Paypal account and tried withdrawal $1000.00 from our linked checking account, which is weird since there was almost that much sitting in our Paypal account. (Dumbasses) But it was too late for Paypal to stop the transaction so it was decided to close that checking account and open a new one (Which that caused some more problems).

The following week we got a notice from our hosting company that someone injected an iframe into one of our templates (yes it was outdated – our fault) and which caused some problems trying to fix it via SQL.

Next: So our bank account was all setup and ready to go, we gave our bank all the outstanding checks that were out there, so they would be routed to the new checking account. Well you guessed it, they weren’t! So I had an upset customer with some returned check charges from his bank. Luckily the bank covered the fees, but I think some damage was done.

A couple days later when I think nothing else could go wrong:

Yep our Google Adsense account was disabled. I know that I wasn’t they only one that it happened to, there were a lot of others that it happened to all around the same time. Adsense was not one of our major money makers, but it still stung a little, we did make pretty good money from it. This is a good reminder to diversify where your website income is coming from.

Lastly (it’s funny, but It hurt) – I went to my Mom’s for her Birthday and also to do some things around the house. My Mom injured her back over a year ago and it’s really hard for her to do anything without hurting. Anyway I had an old 27” CRT TV sitting around the house here and since we never used anymore, I decided to give it to my Mom.

Well I grab it out of the car and the cord slipped out of my hands and I thought I’ll be okay, well I kicked the cord and it caught on my mom’s truck tire and which caused me to fall and land hard on one of my knees and messed it up pretty good. Well there I was laying in my mom’s drive way and the TV is on top of me. Remember this is an old 27” CRT, the ones that weigh about 100 pounds, the cord ripped out of the back of the TV and a busted up knee.

Laying there for a little bit, with my mom freaked out because she can’t doing anything because of her back. I was able to roll over and set the TV on the ground and tend to my busted up knee. After a little bit I went back out and brought the TV back and…..

YES! It still works! FTW

Happy April Everyone! Cause March, you sucked!

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  • Teraisa April 28, 2012, 11:27 pm

    Your March DOES suck, though I’d give money to have a picture of you laid out on the ground crying like a baby. And the money? OMGosh! That’s what happened to us, but SCREW JANUARY! Ours was a different bank and $850. We found out someone hacked into our Google, asked Apple to send our info., changed everything… we did get them to reverse the charges from all sides BUT not the fees. WTH? That’s so wrong. So now we still have a bank account in the negative and no way to pay our bills. And then one other thing continued on this side of life but I won’t post it here because it’s not worthy of my time! Are you sure you are not partly my twin? Nevermind, you are way too responsible. Hope May is a good one for you. Heh, heh, heh… I have some May ideas…

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  • David D Ochoa July 25, 2012, 11:04 am

    So how’s your knee doing? It’s been 4 months.

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