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Bank Rant

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Went for my walk today and it wasn't bad, almost wore my tee shirt, then walked outside and said nope, sleeveless is great. And I'm glad I did, I was so warm when I returned. That breeze, like it's been for quite a few years anymore, was soooo cool, I'm sitting here now and want to put on my tee shirt, or at least a long sleeved one over this one. Cannot believeit's like this. I love the breeze, but I'd rather it be a true summer breeze instead of a spring/fall one.

Oh my gosh, the hassel to cancel a check anymore. We paid the Videographer to reserve the date for the wedding, $200. They didn't respond so I called yesterday and they said they'd not gotten the check. Called the bank and it's not sent through, called the daughter, nope.

So, they said they could cancel it if we need to, so I told them after I'd call everyone (this was before doing it all), I'd let them know. $35 to cancel a check...REALLY?????? It' costs $35 to cancel a check? I'm in the wrong business!!!!

Then, when I called today, they said we had to come in to sign something. COME ON, why in the world didn't you tell us that yesterday, we live a good 25 minutes away, it's not like I'm in town a few minutes from there. And she just couldn't understand why my husband, who works at least 30-35 minutes away, couldn't drive in after work to sign it. Unbelievable!!

I told her we'd been members of that bank jointly since 1982, and my husband and his parents had accounts there long before that. She said well if we're able to send it without a signature I won't call you back, but make sure you come in tomorrow.

I have such a headache from this, drives me insane!

Ok, that's my rant for the day, I hope you all find something to smile about and share that with others. Have a great Wednesday. emoticon

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COMPCHIC52 7/24/2014 12:12AM

    breathe....yep 35 is not unusual to stop a payment. it probably only cost them 4 dollars but you will pay :) emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 7/23/2014 10:20PM

    Holy rip off! emoticon

Hope that your DD finds another videographer. What a pain! Guess some people really do not want to work, eh!


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MSFROGGIE 7/23/2014 4:28PM

    Some banks will let you do that online. But it still costs money. Man handling. If the check is presented for payment and if it's flagged, that's extra work the accounting department has to do.

Do I agree? No, it's the way bank can make extra money.

Customer Service is a thing of the past!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MISSM66 7/23/2014 3:45PM

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PICKIE98 7/23/2014 3:11PM

    Yet another reason I NEVER deal with banks!! I belong to two credit unions..
Did you call your Postmaster?? I did that once for a missed payment and it turns out the envelope was jammed underneath a seat in the mail truck!! For three months, until I asked them to check everywhere..You should not have to pay for mail that never arrived.

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JANMARKUE 7/23/2014 2:54PM

    I feel your pain. I had to do the same thing and I live like 30 minutes from the bank too. Hopefully you can get another walk in and relax after this.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

It was so humid and hot today, I took my walk waaaaay early, then as soon as I got back, I jumped in the pool. Though it felt cool (because my body was hot and the air was hot and humid), once I got used to it, boy...heaven.

I couldn't stay in long because someone was coming by to change the tanks, but at least I got a good 45 minutes in there.

I could tell I didn't have the bandages on, my lower back was hurting today and my foot where it had been hurting. My legs didn't hurt, but then my body wasn't adjusting to the correct way to walk either. I'm supposed to get the inserts in a week or two, and then they'll tell me how long to wear them then.

I so look forward to this, and I hope you all find something to smile about today. Stay safe, if you're going to be getting any of these storms, and as always, SMILE through the storms!! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 7/22/2014 6:25PM

    Oh boy. Hope those special inserts come in soon.

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COMPCHIC52 7/22/2014 4:58PM

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JTREMBATH 7/22/2014 3:10PM

    At the moment over here I would love to have your temperatures here it was 0 deg. Celsius frost.

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Foot Feats

Monday, July 21, 2014 this was my DOH weekend....

I got to the Doctor's office today, sat down in the chair and the nurse asks me about how my feet were feeling, my legs, etc...I asked her if she wanted me to take off the bandages......

(time stops, at least in my mind)...she looks at me and I know darn well she was trying not to laugh...she says "you had them on all this time?"

I said, yep, no one told me to take them off, so I figured I had to have them on until I came back.

She got a grin and said, no you could have taken them off the next day.

Talk about feeling like an idiot, I about died of embarrassment. So when the Doctor comes in, big smile on his face, which I KNOW was because of the bandages, he says "you know, it's alright, it probably helped your feet more, so how did you feel?"

Geez, I could have taken showers, went swimming all of that instead!!

Anyway, now that's over, I have to get an insert for my right shoe because, from the x-rays, my right foot has a very high arch, my left a high arch, but not as high. the angle of my right is 28 from the front of the heel bone to the middle of the arch; the left has a 32 degree angle, and the measurement from my ankle to my big toe joint is 8 on my right, and 17 on my left, so you can see the difference.

I did find out that the left/middle part of my back hurting, my bone sticking out on my right foot a little, and the misalignment of my hips, slightly, were all due to my arch.

In other words, when you step down, normally you foot will flatten, a little, the arch does compensate, but then when you bring your heel up, your arch will come back up, but mine doesn't, so these will fix that, thus fixing everything else in my body YAY!. I'm all for that *L*

So there you go, my medical history, of sorts, I may have some things wrong, but I'm just so excited *L*

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JENNEINAZ 7/22/2014 10:19AM

  Hooray for the bandages coming off. Now you can go swimming!

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COMPCHIC52 7/21/2014 11:21PM

    lol funny about the bandage, glade you are getting fixed up it will help so much emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 7/21/2014 5:33PM

    OMG! Is it ok to at least emoticon ? I am so glad that the issue is settled. Hope that insert helps. That's quite a difference in alignment.

Enjoy your swim!!!!!! HUGS

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1FAVOREDLADY 7/21/2014 4:33PM

    Sweet deal. You silly! I probably would have done the same thing LOL. Hope things get bettert and better for you!!!

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Beautiful Days.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

It is sooo nice outside, unbelievable, it's nearly the perfect day out there. A little breeze, warm..I cannot believe it. If I didn't have these dang bandages on my heels, I'd be in the pool in an instant with the radio on and something cold to drink, the unbrellas on the deck, and my cushions on the deck benches....hmmmmm heaven, I swear, or at least close to it.

Now I'm getting anxious to get these off, I'm so tired of having to take a sponge bath and all that trash, it almost looks like rain out, and I wish my husband would get to work on those back steps, I would do it but you know how men usually are, you do it and it's wrong, but they'll take forever to get started on it, because they have to do this and that etc etc. You get the idea.

And guys, you know I'm talking the truth!!

Anyway, I hope you all have a wonderful week and never forget that smile to lead someone through the darkness. emoticon

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COMPCHIC52 7/21/2014 2:29AM

    when my husbands leg was in a cast we would put a chair in the bathtub and one outside the tub. he wore a plastic bag over his leg then we had you know that shower head you can take off and control . well he would sit in the chair in tub hang his leg out on the chair outside the tub and shower with that head. it worked nicely. anyways that's kinda an idea of something you can do. emoticon

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MISSM66 7/20/2014 6:29PM

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JENNEINAZ 7/20/2014 6:09PM

  I hope the bandages come off tomorrow and you can enjoy the pool.

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1CRAZYDOG 7/20/2014 5:03PM

    Hope the bandages come off sooner rather than later! It is getting a little more humid today, but enjoying it today!

Hope the rest of the weekend is wonderful!

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MCFITZ2 7/20/2014 4:19PM

    Enjoy the nice weather and heal well. emoticon

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Smiles All Around

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Spent most of the day today just making fake birch bark for our daughter's wedding vases, that's what they decided they wanted for their centerpieces for the tables. I've got all the bouquets done but for one, and that's only because they ran out of daisies at the store and their warehouse and don't know when they'll be getting more in. I hope soon! I really hope and pray they don't run out totally!!

I need to get the rest of the bouquets in the boxes and put downstairs to keep them from fading out, and soon. I have the big box, just need to get pieces of cardboard to build dividers for them to put them in. I'm hoping my husband's job gets a big box in so I can get it from them and complete making the box. I also would like to get one to put the table decorations in, then I'll be all set.

My husband called our daughter last night because he'd not heard from her in regards to going out to eat, and her fiance was sick, so they couldn't go to eat with us. Our son had gone down to visit a friend of his in Peoria, but when he arrived, he found out her parents were coming to stay the weekend, so he ended up driving 3 hours back home, promising her he'd be back down another time. It's hard for him to get the weekend off, so it was kind of disappointing, but at least he got to see her for a while. They're really good friends, it's too bad she lives so far away, they'd be a good couple, but she is least he thinks she still is, but isn't 100% sure, because he never did see/meet her fiance, and he said they'd been having trouble. Oh well, God always works in mysterious ways.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and always remember to smile through the storms. emoticon

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JENNEINAZ 7/20/2014 5:56PM

  Great job on the bouquets!

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COCOA99 7/20/2014 12:39PM

    Sure are busy! I am sure you have this posted somewhere previously, but when is their wedding? I am guessing very soon! Is there another type of flower that can also be used to compliment the daisies?
I love crafty stuff, and there all kinds of options to make it all pull together, depending on what the bride wants!! :)

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1CRAZYDOG 7/19/2014 3:38PM

    Uh boy. Kids . . . they keep the hair -- that which hasn't been pulled out OR fallen out! -- a nice shade of gray, eh! SHEESH

Hope there are more daisies to come! Are there any other complementary type flowers that could be used? Yikes. I'm not good @ crafty type stuff.

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KNEEMAKER 7/19/2014 3:25PM

  Keep on keeping on!!! emoticon

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