Addition Issue

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I hate to bother you with a problem right now, but it seems to be a serious one that needs attention!

I have a total of -119 in my Storage envelope.  When I input a $200 deposit to put into that envelope, I am left with $81 in that envelope!  I deleted the deposit and the envelope balance reverted back to -$119, so I again inputted that $200 deposit into that envelope again, it again indicated that the envelope balance is $81!

The same thing happened a few minutes earlier with a different input, but after deleting the input and putting it in again, it processed correctly!

I was doing it in my Android phone, so after I could not get the deposit to work correctly, I deleted that deposit and opened GoodBudget on my Chromebook, inputted the deposit there and the envelope again stated that it had a balance of $81!

I deleted the deposit once again, the envelope balance is reporting correctly, but I am now reporting the issue.

The funny thing is that when this happened, my total budget balance was changed exactly the way it was supposed to.  It indicated that my budget balance had increased by exactly $200, but the envelope balance had changed from -119.00 to 81.00!

I deleted the offending deposit to get the correct envelope balance again, but GoodBudget is refusing to process that $200 deposit correctly.

I will refrain from inputting it in yet again until you can figure out how to fix it.

Also, just an aside, an Adblock Plus extension box message just popped up saying that it had blocked a popup while I was in GoodBudget on my Chromebook!  I hope the GoodBudget server is not being attacked, somehow!

Please let me know what you find out and please let me know when it is safe to finally input that deposit.

I will now send you my budget name and password via email.

Sincerely,

John Vander Stel
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John Vander Stel

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Posted 4 months ago

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Hi John, I'm not sure whether I've understood the problem correctly. As far as I can see, this is what should happen. You had -$119 in the envelope, you added $200 and that left you with $81. First the money you added filled up the hole of negative $119, and then the remaining $81 is left in the envelope.

If it were a real paper envelope, you wouldn't be able to have negative money in it, but that's what is happening in your electronic envelopes. Can I ask what you were expecting would happen?
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After Maylou posted here, I found her post today, and sure enough... I intended to put in a $120 deposit, but for some reason, I was actually inputting $200 in my post and into GoodBudget instead of the intended $120!  I must have been way more tired than I had actually thought, last night! :-O

Now, I look back at the posts and I have no choice but to laugh wholeheartedly at myself... all while actually feeling severely embarrassed, indeed! :-O

To top it off, I can no longer go back and delete my original post, so now it is out there for all to read, permanently, continuing to make me look like an absolute idiot!!!

So, like the infamous "Rosanna Rosanna Danna" of Saturday Night Live history said, I am simply saying, "NEVER MIND!"  ;-)

Keep smiling, everyone... and thanks for pointing out my complete obliviousness of my actual state of mind last night, Maylou!  I got a huge helping of humility and also a really good laugh at myself, today! ;-)

Luckily, I have had more than enough practice in the arts of handling exceptionally raw humility and also, using an ungodly amount of patience in my rather unique life, to continue to keep my head held high... even while hopelessly mired in impossibly unavoidable embarrassment! 

This time, my patience was severely tested in a completely different and unexpected way!  This time, my patience with another was not tested, at all!  Exceptional patience with MYSELF was actually tested! :-O  <Words cannot possibly express my feelings of utter embarrassment and humility, now!>

Cheers! ;-)
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We've all had those days.  You can walk away from this knowing that your mistake helps the rest of us feel a little less alone.
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...And a little entertained, as well. :-)
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John Vander Stel

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I'm so glad to be of service, Wayne! ;-)
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Telt1910

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John, I work with numbers all day long, and have learned over the years, to not work with my own $$ after work (with similar results as yours ....). Chalk it up to showing the world what happens if you do!  Thank you for taking one for the team! :D
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I'm glad to have helped! I've done exactly the same kind of thing, and the more you stare at it, the less it makes sense. What a shame you hadn't found a way of magically generating money, though. I think we'd all have liked to know your secret!
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I'm just glad that it all was so entertaining! At least it served a useful purpose, after all! ;-) Tee hee!