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Monica Bielanko
A chronicle since 2005 of my marriage & move to Brooklyn in my twenties; becoming a mother in my thirties; moving to Pennsylvania and learning to amicably coparent after divorce in my forties while living 3 doors down from my ex-husband in a small country town.
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Sunday
Jul012007

Life In These United States

"Okay, wait. Lemme get this straight. Rent is due Sunday. So I email the landlord Sunday and tell him the check's in the mail and then --"
"No. Email him early Monday morning but don't put the check in the mail until Tuesday."
But Monday is the 2nd! Rent is due the 1st... I'll just tell him I didn't realize it was the 1st, that I thought June had 31 days!"
"Perfect. So email him Monday, tell him the check is in the mail, but don't put the check in the mail until Tuesday."
"But it'll still go through before Friday."
"No. Wednesday is a federal holiday. No mail! He won't get the check until Thursday."
"Sweet! So it won't go through until I get paid on Friday."
"Exactly. In fact, he might not even deposit it until Friday.. We just bought ourselves 5 days and the landlord still won't think the rent was late."
"Genius."