Monday, December 26, 2011
Our Christmas was more than a little interesting, here. Apparently someone, with nothing better to do, had some fun at our expense. They hacked our credit/debit card information and used it to buy plane tickets, for almost a THOUSAND dollars on Christmas Eve, somewhere in Georgia. That is far away from where we live and play. The security at the bank called to tell us about the suspicious activity. They wanted to know if we authorized the transaction. We said, "NOPE." Now our card and online banking information is blocked, so they can’t use it again. In the meantime neither can we. Because of the holiday falling on Sunday, the bank will be closed on Monday. So we can't access our account information until Tuesday. The bank is going to issue us a new card after then. It should be here within the next week. The headaches this causes are enormous. We have zillions of accounts that get paid with that card. All of them must be switched over to the new card number when it arrives. Plus any Christmas presents that need to go back will be in limbo if purchased on the hacked card before it happened. One BIG mess. UNBELIEVABLE. Oh well. Que Sera Sera. My husband is unemployed. He needs a pacemaker. I need two new knees. We didn't need someone stealing our money, at Christmas. It put a real damper on the festivities. I hope they catch the bad guys who did this.
Monday, December 19, 2011
|Let's take a trip back in time...|
|A Victorian Couple is about to entertain a few friends|
During the Christmas season.
|Invitations have been sent|
Monday, December 12, 2011
My husband and I had a bit of Cabin Fever. So we got in the van and headed down the road, far away from here. It was an all day event. We did some Christmas Shopping. And splurged, a little, by eating out. Ate lunch at a GREEK restaurant and later had dinner at Denny's using our senior discounts. It was getting late, but we didn't want the day to end. So before going back home, we took a detour. There is a little town, off the beaten path, in Northwest Ohio called Bluffton. Every year for Christmas, they do up the town for the holidays with pretty lights, and painted plywood cutouts. The Town Square, by the church is the focal point of this celebration. Most people along the route, in and out, of town... adorn their yards with these distinctive wooden figures creating interesting vignettes. We own some of them ourselves because we fell in love with these kinds of displays the first time we came to Bluffton over 20 years ago. Of course, we did not know we'd be stopping there on this particular night. So we had no camera. Just our cellphones. The pictures aren't the greatest, but you can get an idea of how extensive this event is. Here is an example of what we saw along the way. ENJOY! Tis the Season to rejoice in all things.
|CHILDREN BUILDING A SNOWMAN|
|AMERICAN SANTA HOLDING FLAG|
|TURTLE, PENGUIN, DUCK & BEAR LOOKING AT CHRISTMAS TREE|
|GREAT GRANDMA READING TO CHILDREN|
|A GIRL SCOUT CHOIR|
|BOY SCOUTS AND FRIENDS SINGING CAROLS|
|A GENTLEMAN OUT AND ABOUT|
|A MAN DELIVERING PACKAGES|