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Target Security Breach

Thursday, March 13, 2014

My daughter and I were caught in the Target security breach which happened a bit ago. Target had our bank send us new credit cards. Well, for some strange unknown reason, the bank sends my new cards to my daughter who lives about 4 hours away. When she received it, she let me know, and planned on bringing it to me this past weekend. She forgot. Yesterday. Wednesday, I went shopping. When I tried to check out, my card did not work. I called my husband, and he said we had plenty of money to cover the amount in the account. SO I went to the bank. After much searching, and the bank computer sneezing!, they realized what had happened. When my new card had not been activated within a certain period of time, the bank canceled it. They also canceled my old card, as obviously, someone had it illegally. Otherwise, the new one would be activated. So the bank is sending me a new care today. I have to stay home all day until it is delivered. It is now 3:00 pm and no new card. At least I'm getting work done! And I had a nice talk with the tellers at the bank. WE talked about the account, the cards, the frustrations the bank gives us, hair, braiding, square dancing, cutting long hair, cell phones and cases, and more!
The moral of this story is:
When your bank sends you a replacement card, activate it even it you think your current card is good enough!

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PICKIE98 3/15/2014 7:58AM

    What a pain for you! I always activate them immediately. I guess if there is a good side to this, at least they sent the new cards to your daughter and not some meth lab, to max out!!!

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PATRICIA441 3/14/2014 1:04PM

  Banks can be so frustrating can't they. Sorry you had such a hard time with them.

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MCJULIEO 3/13/2014 4:55PM

    What a dilemma! I hope they've fixed it by now...

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CTUPTON 3/13/2014 4:06PM

    emoticon chris

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Monday, March 03, 2014

Yesterday, Sunday, a marathon and run was help in my community. I knew it was going on, but I was quite surprised at Where. I headed out to Church in the morning, only tyo be stopped at the end of my driveway by runners. I had to turn the opposite it due to the road blocked off. Well, I turned onto another road, only to be turned further away because of the race. And then when I finally reached church, it took a bit to turn into the parking lot due to the marathon!

I think next year I should be In the race and then I'll at least get to church on time!

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MCJULIEO 3/3/2014 10:17PM

    Those kinds of races can really sneak up on you!

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JENNYMARIEC 3/3/2014 4:50PM

    Lucky for you that you had gone to Mass the night before! That would have stressed me out!

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MRSJARI 3/3/2014 12:39PM

    Thanks. emoticon It took me half an hour to get to MAss, when I was already running late. I showed up during the Sanctus. It ended up ok, because yesterday afternoon, a group of us took 7 Altar Servers traveled to the state capital and went to a Latin High Mass in the Cathedral there. That was really interesting, and wonderful!

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AMAS92568 3/3/2014 12:34PM

    Your sense of humor is great!

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Sunday, December 01, 2013

Our family was out front, talking about maybe getting deer to decorate for Christmas, and where would put them, etc, when suddenly our daughter cried out, "A deer!" We turned just in time to see what looked like a full grown deer walking up our driveway. It/he/she I think it was a she immediately turned and ran off.

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RSSSLHB 12/4/2013 8:13AM


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IUHRYTR 12/3/2013 7:17PM

    As kids today say: way kewl! emoticon -- Lou

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PATTYKLAVER 12/2/2013 7:41AM

    Nature has a way of surprising us in beautiful ways. Sounds like a great experience.

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MCJULIEO 12/2/2013 12:41AM

    So, did it look like the perfect holiday decoration?

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YENDUCHAKA 12/1/2013 2:07PM

    How funny! When I was a little girl we had a U shaped driveway, and my mother always joked about getting a picket fence and keeping a horse in the tiny space of grass in the center of the U. One day she glanced out the window and found one of the neighbors' horses grazing there. Your story reminded me of this one. Thanks for the laugh!

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RIP Sideclops

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Sideclops was born in a fish hatchery, alongside many other young ones. Unlike the others, though, he had one eye. He spent his early time swimming everywhere, meeting many new friends each and every day. And then, suddenly, he was moved to a much different area, and taken, actually by swimming quickly back on forth, gradually moving forward, to a place with many small swimming areas, all looking out onto a big huge open space with lots of big creatures not swimming but standing on their two back fins and moving the back and forth. Many of the creatures would look at the swimming area where Sideclops was, and make loud sounds with their mouths. Then they would move on, in their strange not-swimming movements. Two of these strange creatures stopped and kept their eyes on the swimming area, and came back again and again. In the meantime, Sideclops watched his friends, his siblings, those from the same place as he, disappear one by one or two by two or even faster. Soon Sideclops was the only one remaining.of the siblings. Where did all the others go? It was Scary!

And then, those two creatures came back. This time, they had the Creature with them. The Creature who took all the siblings away, bit by bit. WHAT WAS HE GOING TO DO? Oh NO! The big net that took the siblings was going after SIDECLOPS! Sideclops swam away as fast as he could, and the net came after him. He swam back, and the net followed. Sideclops tried hiding, but there was no place to hide. What was he going do? He tried swimming around in different patterns, but quickly the Creature and his net caught Sideclops and put him into a much smaller swim area with no sides. He overheard the Creature ask the two other creatures if they were going to give him as food, FOOD! This absolutely scared Sideclops so much he almost had a hear attack. The creatures said no way! Whew! Saved! But what was going to happen to Sideclops?

After another scary trip Sideclops arrived at his new home. This time, several of the strange creatures looked at him and made exclamations. Then they put him and his swimming area into a larger swimming area, but he couldn't get into it! At least he could see a possible friend swimming in it. It must be ok. Finally, after what seemed like lifetimes!, one of the creature opened up the swimming area and took it away, leaving Sideclops in the larger swimming area. He swam around, exploring and making friends with his fellow swimmer.

Soon Sideclops was comfortable in his new home. Each day, someone, or maybe two, would feed he and his friend. There are gave them toys to swim into and around. Of course, as Sideclops had just one ye, it was kind of hard to adjust and remember where the new toys were, but that just strengthened his mind. Each day, things would happen in the big area where his swimming area was. Creatures would go in and out, sometimes sitting and staying for a while, and each day, usually in the evening, all the creatures would gather around the large flat area and eat and talk and and make loud noises. Sometimes they would turn and watch Sideclops and his new friend, who was named Awkward. And then the Monsters arrived.

Several monsters invaded Sideclops' home. These small fluffy monsters would sit and stare at Sideclops and Awkward for Hours! No matter what Sideclops did, they would just sit and stare, with hunger on their scary faces. And then one of them, the solid black one, actually jumped up to behind Sideclops' area and tried to get through. This time, Sideclops was extremely glad that his area had a hard surface! That little black monster made it a habit to sleep behind the area, keeping Sideclops on edge. Thankfully, the monsters kept leaving, allowing Sideclops some rest. And then, he got a new friend! Sideclops was surely happy to welcome his new friend to his area. Afterall, Sideclops had grown up with many siblings and missed them.

And then, the creatures stopped doing things in the area. First they took out the big flat area and the other things, and then they left. Each day, though, one of them would return and feed Sideclops and friends. And then they took Sideclops and friends and the whole swimming area and moved them all to a different room. This room had a nice big flat view of space with green thin gs in it. It also had two long flat things that the creatures would sometimes stay on all night long. But most of the time, not many creatures would go into the space. It was sad. Sometimes the alpha female of the creatures would go and talk to Sideclops and his friends, but not for long. It was sad.

And then the room got hot. HOT! Sideclops could not breathe. He struggled and struggled. He nibbled where there was oxygen, but it was still hard. The alpha female noticed and tried to help. She and the other creatures tried to cool the swimming area. It helped some but it was still too hot. And a bit after midnight November 27, 2013, Sideclops breathed his last.

Rest in peace, Sideclops the one-eyed goldfish.

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MCJULIEO 11/29/2013 1:00AM


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PATTYKLAVER 11/28/2013 8:49AM

    I am sorry Sideclops is no longer with us. I imagined his adventure as I read about him. It's making me want to get some fish.

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DRTOVAH 11/27/2013 1:42PM

  so sorry to hear

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    Sorry for your loss.

Well written, imaginative blog.

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Merry Christmas!!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Wishing each of you a merry and blessed Christmas!! emoticon

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MCJULIEO 12/26/2012 11:44PM

    Thank you! Hope yours was the best ever!

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TRYINGHARD1948 12/25/2012 5:29AM

    Merry .Christmas!

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