Wednesday, January 26, 2005

There must be an easier way!

Mrs. Stomps With Foot went on a recon mission yesterday. She visited the Bank of Amerika
(<=not misspelled - it's an editorial comment=>)

to see how we can send Peter a monthly stipend, along with other donations, via an electronic funds transfer. She found out that we needed all kinds of routing numbers, codes of 8 or 9 digits, and and arm and a leg. They want USD $45 for each transfer - regardless of the fact that it is for tsunami relief and the efforts of one Mr. Williams. We decided that the money would be better spent on the recipient instead of the bank and are now looking for another way to accomplish this feat.

My fellow :SOG'ger, Mach (in his inimitable way) said, "Just send him your ATM card." Well, now, that may be a solution, but I am looking for an easier way to do this. Maybe I just open an account for him and keep it filled up with an allowance and donations and send him the ATM card for that account. Might work, might not. I will ask Mrs. SWF to do some research on this one and see what she comes up with. Anyone have any ideas?

Peter IM'd me this morning, it was 9:00 p.m. in Bali, but our conversation was cut short when he was called into a meeting. He sent me this photo of a rice paddy, however, and the sun setting over Bali.

Photo by Peter Williams