My former "nanny" boss and her husband came for a visit on Saturday - It was good to see them again. I thought it had been 10 years but they said more like 15. Time sure flies by fast. They gifted me with this beautiful HUGE poinsettia plant - 36 inches in height and you can see, it hides the cuckoo clock to the side. Since they are dangerous to cats - I had a hard time finding a place Susie couldn't get to. She chews on fake and natural plants. Grrrrr.
It will go outside on the patio -
We've been SKIMMED
Credit card skimming is a fraudulent act where a skimmer fits a small device on a real card reader to capture your credit card information. These devices sit flush with the machine and are not easy to spot unless you proactively examine the machine.
Last Thursday I noticed the fraudulent activity on my checking account - I called the bank and they canceled my debit card since it was a POS entry. Today I checked again and the total, they have taken out is close to $200. That person asked about my husband's debit card - for some reason we just assumed it was mine - NOT! It was his. So they have canceled his.
He is out camping with Foodie. (Today is Foodie's birthday) I've tried reaching him to no avail. So both of us are without debit capabilities. I have to write a check to get some cash to bid us over till the cards come in.
I think I know where this came from - the gas station. To get cheaper gas, he goes over to a more seedy part of town - He can still do this - just use cash from now on for gas. We will get the money returned - might take a month or so. I'm waiting for the form to fill out.
WHAT A HASSLE.
But it's not the end of the world and it could have been worse. They could have drained us. Now this will start my husband's rant about using nothing but cash. I don't want to carry around a lot of cash. Plus that constant worry, if you have enough when you go grocery shopping. Using checks makes for dirty looks - I don't want that. When I order online, I always use a credit card with cash-back rewards - then pay it off.
Oh well, at least I caught it. Imagine those who never look at their checking accounts...
Do you use cash instead of your debit????
OMG, is this not the yuckiest bird ever? I found this on my photo cloud. For the last few years, I kept meaning to post this on my blog and always forgot.
This was the actual turkey of an acquaintance I used to know - who moved to Arkansas a few years ago from here in California. She posted this, as her turkey before she place it in the oven or a smoker... Immediately I thought it was a joke - but it wasn't. Good thing I didn't comment with a "laughing" emoji.
I hope this post finds you all well - and anticipating the big feast tomorrow. We'll be enjoying the big bird at Navy and his wife's home. Her Mom and Grandma will be there as well, as her brother, sister-in-law, niece, and then all of us. Foodie and Char will be there as well.
I'm glad she is doing it. I'm looking forward to it.
Sunday I made stuffing for the all-church Thanksgiving potluck - I've baked some small mini pumpkin bread for Sara's mom and grandma. We had a chocolate advent calendar for the little girl. I baked some banana nut bread for us.
I plan to start my Christmas decorating on Friday and this weekend. I can't wait.