2020 September 24 Fraudulent Charges

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  • My VA doctor said that all of my blood work tests were good. However, the A1C results weren’t available. So she wants me to come back in four months.
  • While I was there, I received a flu shot. Not just any flu shot either. No, buddy, this was the flu shot for old people. What do you conspiracy theorists have to say about specific shots for old people?

  • Yesterday we received a collection notice from the above company. They claimed we owed Verizon about $300 from 2018-2019. But that I could settle it for $225.
  • This is odd because our Verizon payments come out automatically. I called Convergent and spoke to Violet. I told her that I did not owe the $300 and would not be sending them $225.
  • This morning we stopped at Verizon, after my doctor visit. The young man there looked at my records. In 17 years I have never missed a payment or been late on a payment.
  • I then called Verizon’s fraud line. I was assured that I owe nothing and that they would take care of it with Convergent.

  • We tried to get our Texas drivers licenses today to avoid waiting until November 2nd when our appointment is. However we couldn’t even get inside the building at Cedar Park without an appointment. So it looks like it’ll be November 2nd before we get her driver’s license in Texas.
  • Apparently Pflugerville is the only location taking walk ins. It’s the same one where our appointment is. We are told the trick is to get there as they open. Only, I can’t get an answer as to when they open.

  • Before we left Cedar Park, I placed a online order for groceries. I was hoping that it would be immediately open. The first open time slot was for 4 to 5. I took it.
  • We then went apartment hunting again. We returned to places that we previously had tried unsuccessfully to get information. Today we got information that they were out of our price range.

  • We stopped at the new Pizza place in Liberty Hill. As I’m not a fan kid cracker line crusts, I ordered the thick crust. I didn’t expect it to be deep dish Chicago style. That is in no way a complaint. It just turned our to be a lot more pizza than expected. I placed the uneaten parts into the freezer. That’s two more meals.

  • This afternoon I received a phone call from Discover card. I was driving and could could not speak with them. They then sent a text message stating that they had refused a $29 charge.
  • “Discover: We just declined $29.00 at TARGET T-1884. Do you recognize this transaction? Y or N. Questions? Call 800-xxx-xxx6 and enter xxxxxx. Stop to quit”
  • Once I was in a parking lot, I called them. A once cent charge had been made and refunded. Apparently this it’s how thieves determine if they can place an actual charge through. They then made a charge at a Target store on California.
  • Ít looked suspicious to Discover so they blocked it. I assured them that I’ve never been to California and haven’t be in a Target for years.
  • I will now be receiving a new Discover card and new account number. But the same credit history.
  • “Thank you for contacting Discover about unrecognized activity on your account ending in xxxx. We’ve opened a fraud dispute to review your case. No further action is required of you as it relates to the review at this time. We will contact you if we need any other information during the course of our review.”

At a couple minutes past four, our grocery order was loaded into the truck and we were headed home.

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2020 September 10

Throwback Thursday

at Cutty’s Des Moines campground

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Once again it rained all night and all of the day. I’m told that the rain is desperately needed

Almost 27 years ago this young couple said “I do!” If you notice, the cake topper is Mr. and Mrs. Claus kissing. It was the day after Christmas, which is when we could get most of the family together.

Even then, we were old enough that we sat for the receiving line and opening wedding gifts. Many things in our lives have changed; houses, homes, cars, trucks, and trailers. We no longer have kids (biological or exchange) at home with us. Incomes and jobs have come and gone. However the “I do!” still stands firm.

This it’s my niece Kathy, who has gone to be with the Lord. Being that she was only three years younger than I, she was more like a sister. I miss her.

We went to Linnea and Rob’s to spend the night. She is taking us to Ella’s dentist appointment on the morning and then to get certified copies of our birth certificates. We need those so we can get our Texas drivers licenses.

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2020 August 27 THROWBACK THURSDAY

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It reached 97° that felt like 100° today. By 5 o’clock it had begun to cool – 96° that felt like 99°.

The sky was very turbulent looking asst daybreak. I fully expected the thunder storms to overtake us. But they seemed to have past us by.Delicious homemade corn chowder for lunch. Ella had been asking me to make this chowder for about a week now. Today she took matters into greet own hands (somewhat). She peeled a potato and opened a can of corn. I cooked some bacon, shredded the potato, added the liquid from the can of corn, some chicken soup starter, and some milk. I would have preferred to use sour cream. However, the sour cream was well past usability.

THROWBACK THURSDAY

As I’m wondering how Santa is going to navigate the coming covid covered Christmas season, I was reminiscing about past visitors to Santa’s big chair at the mall.

Nov. 9, 19 –Today a group of 10 to 12 high school age girls came to the mall in some unique cosplay outfits. At first only two of them came onto the set. However I finally convinced the others to come in also. Then I said they really needed a photo to commensurate this momentous gathering. They weren’t too sure until I said, “It’ll only be a couple dollars apiece.” Now the trick was to get all of them into the frame of the camera, which doesn’t have a wide angle lens. However, with a little crowding and a lot of giggling they got their photo.” I with I had a copy of the photo.

Speaking of photos, I really like this one of Mrs. Claus planting a really good kiss on Mr. Claus, back in 2013.

I went to O’Reilly Auto Parts and picked up the taillight assembly. I sat in the parkinglot and replaced the cracked taillight. Then back to the inspection station and received a “PASSED”. One step closer to receiving a Texas licence plate and driver’s licence.
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2020 August 06 Throwback Thursday

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  • We have plenty of food. We even have plenty of oatmeal. Today however, I dipped into our emergency food supply from 4 Patriots to fix some cinnamon sugar oatmeal, just because it is so good.

Nye Family Reunion August 2, 2014

Ella, Betty, Mary, and Hazel

Plenty of food.

Lining up for food.

Plenty of room to play outside at Cutty’s Des Moines Campground.

Plenty of time to visit with family.

Or not.

Nye Family Reunion 2020 was planned. The date and location was chosen and everyone was notified. Then — well, you know what happened. “In late December 2019, several cases of pneumonia of unknown origin were reported from China, which in early January 2020 were announced to be caused by a novel coronavirus. The virus was later denominated severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and defined as the causal agent of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/

Yes, the corona virus pandemic swept all the way from China to put the kibosh on our plans.

  • If you’ve been following this blog, you will remember when we installed the portable air conditioner. You may also recall that we vented it out a ceiling vent in the shower. It was held in place with duct tape. The tape proved to be inadequate for the job.
  • This morning, I screwed a couple of strips of lath across the cushion and into the ceiling. I’m loath to screw anything into the ceiling for a temporary project. (We WILL repair the ducted a/c as soon as parts can be found) However, I saw no other viable options.

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