A few months ago the Gawker servers were hacked and user logins and passwords were posted on a website somewhere. Mine was one of them and it led to me being locked out of all my cox e-mail accounts. It was a pain, but not really a big deal since I use my g-mail account almost exclusively now. A lot of my coupons and things like that go to my old cox e-mail accounts, so I wasn’t really worried about it when I lost the new passwords that I had written down on an envelope.
This morning I needed to access one of my old e-mail accounts since it is tied to my paypal. I called cox and had the passwords reset again and in my inbox was about 30 e-mails for Nordstrom, some other junk mail and two e-mails inviting Ian to birthday parties.
One of the e-mails was for a party this Saturday. That was a close one! I RSVP’s yes, he would love to go and then I saw the other one. One of Ian’s best friends. The party was on Jan 22.
I feel sick.
I sent an immediate e-mail to Phillip’s mother explaining what I had (or hadn’t done) and how terrible I felt, and I do. I feel awful. Phillip probably thought Ian blew him off and Ian – poor Ian, probably thought he wasn’t invited.
We will invite Phillip over and buy him a birthday present, but it won’t really fix it. Ian can never go to Phillip’s sixth birthday party and it is sort of all my fault.
This gets easier, right?