of being self-employed is having to do follow-up calls for overdue payments.
Today, I made one of those calls. I tuned at this private church school nearly two months ago. September 15th. I submitted my bill, as instructed, to the secretary. I waited almost six weeks, then sent a second billing. Nada. So, today I asked the secretary about the missing payment. She replied, "Oh, our bookkeeper was out with THE flu. I'll check on it for you."
Wow, THE flu MUST be horrendous! Eight weeks worth of misery! Humph, I'm not convinced.
This prompted me to check my dry erase board in the workshop where I keep track of my workload for each month. Shop work and tunings and such. I added up the payments still pending on completed work and was duly depressed to find the total of $540.
Certainly there should be some checks arriving in the mail - soon!