Friday, September 23, 2016

Early Morning Wake-Up

About 5:00 I got up, ready to turn on the coffee which Lee fixes the night before, when I heard a semi loud bang from somewhere in the house. First thought: a critter had made it through both dog doors and is in the house. There was a skunk in the yard last week and a friend spotted a possum on her porch. Yikes!

Not exactly afraid but a little concerned, I walked towards the back screened in porch. Then I heard it again. It was the washing machine! At exactly what time did Lee get up to run a load of clothes that resulted in it spinning at 5:00 a.m.?

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hats, Hats, Hats

 
 
 
This is called a Slouchy Spiral hat. I have made three and the pattern seems to make them a
little loose. I had to modify (use a slip stitch and reduce the number of stitches around the headband.)
I'm ready for winter.
 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Not Much Activity

There is so little going on around here that finding a potato chip shaped like a heart is a big deal.
Good old Frito Lay!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

One More Mistake

Lee thought an Arby Reuben sounded good. I picked a chicken sandwich and small fries.

Ordered, paid, and drove home without checking the bag.

No fries.  I swear that any take out from now on will be checked before we leave the window. We don't do it that often!

Called and we will receive a coupon for a free side - which is actually costing us the $1.69 we already have paid for the fries.

Such small problems in life.....but irritating.

Friday, September 2, 2016

More Errors

After yesterdays mix up in appointment days, I decided to explain another error that plagued us.
At the grocers, Lee handed the clerk money. I was at the far end of the cart so didn't hear any of the conversation, but it seems the cashier told him he gave her too much money. After she returned it to him, she seemed more confused and said she needed more and put some bills out on the counter. The thing that ran through my mind was an old con trick where you end up losing about twenty bucks. On the display that shows all the purchases, it showed he had given her $71.00 for a $70.83
charge. And it showed .17 change due the customer. Somehow, with all the palaver going on, and her speaking so softly that even Lee with excellent hearing could not hear her, the display disappeared.
He handed over more $$ and we never got our .17 back.

At home, I called the store and the lady who supervises the cashiers. Very nicely I tried to explain what had happened, armed with the receipt which showed the location of our check-out. I told her we thought if the register came out with an error, it might be this transaction. She called back in less than ten minutes. She had talked to the cashier and explained the same thing that I wrote above. I then asked, "Do we owe you any money?" No, she answered. I felt like telling her that we were owed seventeen d&*@ cents.

So today we go to the bank to deposit money into the savings account. The teller asks if I want a balance receipt. Yes, please. She hands it to me and I give it to Lee as we walk away. He says, "I can't see any balance on here." Taking off my sunglasses and putting on my regular ones, I see no balance either. Back to the teller.  Explain. She runs our number on the computer and then hands me a receipt with the balance. It was the same amount that we show. What a wonderful surprise!

Is it just us, or is there a whole lot of errors going on out there?

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Strange Coincidences

My husband and I both had appointments for the same date, September 1st. I had a card stating the date and time. His was easier to change then mine so the receptionist picked September 8th for him.

Today I went to my appointment. The nurse said, "We have you down for the 8th." Whoa! Now we're back in the same boat. Same day for two different locations. I told her I thought my card said the 1st.
She said, "If we mixed up the date on your card, we're sorry." I answered, "I'm sure you didn't."

Got home. They did. September 1st in black ink. So I called them and now I'm due in on the 7th.
I joked that I didn't think they made any mistakes and she said, "Nope. We're human." I'm glad I have that excuse too. We're all human.

Next time I think I'll take the card with me.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Thoughts on Money

I know people who earn their money through legal means can do whatever they want with it.

When I see a news story that someone's child wears a nine thousand dollar dress to the MTV awards, I think what that money would mean to nine families wondering how they are going to buy school clothes and shoes for their children.

On a larger scale, the millions spent on political advertising is not only wrong; it is evil. People buying their way into the White House has been going on for a long time.

I don't think this is what the people who started this country had in mind.