Monday, February 20, 2006

Thankful It Wasn't Too Difficult a Lesson

Guess what -- the client I was worried about sent me a big check on Saturday. In fact, I'd just sent him a very formal email requesting immediate payment, and he responded by saying he'd sent the check last week. Well, lo and behold, I went down to the mailbox for the day and found it. He still owes me $20 on a separate invoice, but that's a pittance compared to what he owed/paid me.

Naturally the money was already spoken for. I took the kiddo out to buy much-needed new shoes today, and will pay my car insurance and maybe another bill. I may not be getting rich, but my faith in this client is somewhat restored.

I'm still going to request money up front on any future jobs, though. I've learned my lesson.