Eastern Utah
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Thursday, June 20, 2013

It's not even 7:30 am and I feel like I've put in a full day - or at least a half day.  I woke up early this morning because I'm watching Liam for a couple of hours and need to be at Steve's house before 8:30!  

The first thing I do after starting my coffee in the morning is to turn on my computer and see what email I might have - in the AOL and the gmail accounts.  Gmail greeted me with a bright cheerful note about how they've changed the way my inbox is organized so that I am "in control".  I didn't realize I wasn't in control!  But I figured out how to get the screen back to the way it was - I don't need a faceless organization deciding whether to put an email in the "social" category.  And they say they don't read anyone's emails.  Last night I figured out how to turn off all their targeted ads, so now I just have random ads floating across the screen.

AOL has drastically altered its screen and it's almost comical how little space is given to reading an email.  Again, last night I searched for alternatives, even to the point of paying for an email account.  All I want is something simple and easy to use that won't be changing it's look every month, and that doesn't have ads in my face.  

Then, I received at phone call at 7 am (actually 10 am in the eastern time zone) from my credit union.  One of the merchants that I use my debit card with has reported that their system may have been compromised.  Therefore, my credit card company wants to issue a new debit card to me, one with a different number.  The only problem I have with that is it will have to go to my official address in SD, who will in turn have to forward it to me.  Precious days are lost and I won't have a debit card, so I won't be able to go shopping!  There is a credit union locally that has an affiliation with many other credit unions, so possibly I can get cash from them and just pay the old fashioned way.  I prefer using cash to tell the truth, but you can't do it in some instances, for example, buying gas at Costco.  Only a debit card will do.

I feel like I've been through the wringer and it's time for me to go face the morning commute traffic.  Fortunately the freeway traffic moves along nicely and I normally don't have any trouble.

I doubt that I will go to the RV show - for one thing I have no one to go with, and for another I am definitely not in the market for an RV.  Not the least is that I don't like to be in crowds any more.


  1. Please check with your credit union to make sure the call was legitimate. It could be a phishing scam.

  2. I was a little pissed about Google categorizing my email as well. I got rid of that new improvement (?) lickitty split!

  3. I run add block plus and never see any adds anywhere.... Maybe they have a version for apple......

  4. I have a yahoo and Google email accounts and they are fine and free:)

  5. I would have been exhausted by 7:30 also. I may get up at 6:00 but I certainly don't do anything until about 9:00. It's amazing how hard it is to use cash in this world we live in.

  6. Sounds like the problem I had a couple of weeks ago with Yahoo. I see Chuck and Anneke didn't have the same problem. I don't think there is any service that doesn't constantly changing to help US!

  7. I never use my debit card except to get cash from an ATM. From what I understand they are much riskier than credit cards for purchases. I use two credit cards and pay them off each month, and if I have a dispute, they take care of it for me. Plus, I get extra warranty time on the cards if I use them to purchase something. You might want to do some research on using a debit vs. a credit card for various uses.