I was finally approved for a Chase UPS rewards credit card with a limit of $10K today. It took them several weeks to process the paperwork, and they sent me a notice last week asking me to send them a copy of a utility bill with my name on it to prove that I live at this address. I am glad they are being careful about fraud protection, but they could have easily just cross-referenced my other Chase personal credit card account to confirm my address. Since my husband is paying for all of the utilities right now (sucka!) we converted nearly all of those accounts to his name. Lucky for me the phone bill was still left in my name, so I sent a copy of the bill to Chase. I might have been denied credit if I couldn’t prove that I lived at this address! So to all couples who might have someone in the household who wants to start a business– make sure you have a utility bill in that person’s name, othewise he/she might not be able to get a business credit card.
Someone asked me today, “Do you miss the ’soft or are you happy to get out?” That’s an easy answer. I am still glad I left Microsoft. With my new career, I do something every single day that I’ve never tried before. For example, today I ordered 40 hides of vegetable-tanned, waterproof leather. Never done that before! Most of the time I feel like I am barely averting disasters because I don’t know what I am doing, but with each small accomplishment I feel really proud of myself. I expressed my exasperation to my mom today, and she reminded me that my dad started the original Jones Market grocery store without any idea of what he was doing, either. I pictured my dad, who had questionable mastery of the English language at the time, trying to get a beer license from the city. I started to feel like a sissy.
I’ve got a busy day tomorrow– arranging delivery of my nylon fabric shipment (FINALLY!) and picking up my laptop sleeve sample. Things are looking up again!