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.
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