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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Some Days Are Like That

We knew it was going to be raining today. That's a good thing, since we are way behind on rainfall around here. It was also a good thing because it gave us a day off of heavy yard work. 

We worked hard yesterday, with some housekeeping, laundry, and then hands and knees weeding and grooming in the yard. We were ready for a day off. We slept in until 8:00. In no hurry to get going, I parked myself in front of the computer to check Facebook and email. 

There I found that Tom's dental claim had been denied, so I had to track that problem down. Then our credit card statement had come in and so I checked the balance, and was shocked to see that the amount due was way higher than normal, like about $4000 more. I checked the statement, thinking we had been hacked again, or whatever you call it when someone puts false charges on your card. But nope, it was a $4,180 charge from our Friday morning breakfast restaurant. Obviously that was a mistake. It took a while, calling the restaurant and the credit card company, but the mistake has been corrected, I think. I'm waiting for the pending correction to lock in on my statement. 

I finally got to my shower, spilled dish detergent in the kitchen when cleaning my eye glasses, cleaned that up and then, Charlie was at the door, all wet, and begging for food and attention. While I was getting his dish, he got past me and into the house, a no-no. I chased him down, put him out, dried him off with an old towel, hugged him and fed him. Then I got to eat breakfast. It was late now as I settled in to do my 45 minutes of physical therapy exercises, when the phone rang. It was my sister and it was good to talk to her, but by now I gave up on any intended schedule, reminded my self that this was supposed to be a slower day, got my exercise routine done, and delayed my shopping trip until after lunch.

I went out to one store, looking for a semi-dressy spring/summer weight jacket to wear with slacks, struck out at the first store, remembered I hated shopping and could get by without it anyway and came home. 

That has given me time to post a blog, and maybe even to sit and read a while before it's time to cook dinner. 

It hasn't rained much, just sort of drippy all day. The patio isn't even wet under the cedar tree, our visual rain gauge. 

From the windows the greens are glowing.

 Outside the birds are chirping, enjoying the light rain.

Inside this cute little guy doesn't chirp, but he makes me smile. Issac picked it out for me for Mother's Day. 
It's good to have a day to deal with the unexpected. 

13 comments:

  1. I like your little chirpy guy sitting on the table and your patio views.

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  2. What a lovely yard. Your little bird on the table is cute :)

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  3. Love that little bird. My iron turtles are my go to decoration for the table, but they look less chirpy. Love your yard and I am always curious about how others start their day. I have been very lazy and even sleepy all day today. Makes me guilty for not exercising.

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  4. We did have one band of heavy showers that hammered loudly on the roof for about 5 minutes, but mostly here it has also been just drippy. I'm so relived to have cooler weather and rain back. According to what I've read the hot weather has accelerated the melting of the mountain snow pack, which does not bode well for summer drought.

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  5. Some days have kinks thrown in. It puts us off our game. I hope the credit card biz gets resolved.

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  6. It is a glowing time of year. I would have fainted at a $4000 charge at a restaurant. ha...

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  7. Sure glad just 'some' days are like that and not all days. That is the cutest little bird.

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  8. That restaurant glitch could NOT have been fun to discover, but I'm glad you did and that it should be fixed. Once I was charged over $5,000 for a carton of hot sauce, when someone forgot to put in the decimal. Now it's just a good story. I was glad for the rain yesterday, too. Same here, just drippy most of the day. More to come. :-)

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  9. Wow, a misplaced decimal point maybe? SOme days are just like that for sure.

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  10. That was an expensive breakfast!! I'm glad you noticed and hopefully got it straightened out. Seems your day held more than one challenging moment. I laughed at your "remembering that you hated shopping". That's me too. Have a great day tomorrow!!

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  11. Cute gift from Issac! I see the escorts have found you too...what a bunch of bums. Scary for sure finding a big charge like that on your credit card bill. Far Guy has some kind of app on his phone that tells him what every charge is...he can also tell when I am on my way out of a store:)

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  12. Nice choice, Isaac! A charge like that would be quite a surprise but thank goodness it all got figured out. Who are these Mumbai escorts and should we now call you Madam Linda?

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  13. Everything looks gorgeous at your house. I guess we have to be really vigilant with our credit cards. Art only now realized when he reviewed our account that the charity he contributed $50 (for the year) a couple of years ago had been taking that amount from us every month. When Art called them, they said they couldn't refund us last year's contribution, but would return this year's because of taxes. Well, that's all they'll be getting from us for quite a few years now. Sheesh!

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