Logistics. Bureaucracy. Processes.

Transferring money to Romania is becoming more cumbersome than it needs to be. My transfer was cancelled once, after I was called and confirmed my identity and the purpose for this transfer three times. And I was locked out of my online backing account four other times. I learned about the last lockout a few minutes before going to bed, Saturday night.

“High risk country” The bank is concerned about my being a victim of extortion, blackmail or naiveté. While I appreciate the cautiousness, I was afraid that I won’t be able to transfer our apartment funds in time, before we leave.

While I was sleeping, the account was unlocked and I regained access to my online banking. I woke up to see the wire transfer in transit.

So many things fell into place like puzzle pieces, some nice and early and others last minute. Both kinds perfectly satisfying.