I used to get up, and get on with it. No more. You may remember, the first or second night I lived here I took a header and smashed a tremendous goose egg onto my head. I was so concerned by the amount of blood on the floor (broken nose) that I let my rescuers transport me to the hospital. I was scanned every way to breakfast, and that broken nose was the sum total of damage.
Except--self diagnosis here, although the lump is all but gone, I have a hard time starting in the morning. If I focus closely on each task, I sail on through. But it's a long indoctrination process to get the processes installed. I've mastered the time from getting up through the first thing after breakfast, and that is because it is on my calendar. My Google calendar.
Today I put nothing on the calendar. I decided to make myself responsible for clearing my loom, doing my laundry, fulling my length of fabric, ending about lunch time. Clearing the loom meant getting the length of fabric off and stabilized for the washer. Nothing would be on the computer. No written reference.
I passed with flying colors. I ate lunch, a bowl of soup from the kitchen, beef vegetable. I even spit out a piece of bone. The really good parts involved the very chopped vegetables. Tiny bits of carrots, celery and celery leaves. A couple of nice chunks of beef. Very good. And since then I've been lost. Now it's four and you can see the grand total of words to page.
I did call Jan and we worked out next Saturday for the new warp. I made a mental note to call Caroline, who asked to help with the next warp, before she went back to school.
Caroline, who I enjoy comparing to her namesake Grandmother Lytle, called me there in the lost time period, wondering if I had any news on the loom. What a child! She said it all worked perfectly for her. We did not discuss that it also is her birthday. I think I'll buy some cake to surprise her.
You might like an update on the building beside me. The general consensus is a new set of buildings is going up. Not a hotel, but several two story buildings.
Foundation poured. Now we have given up on the two story building as an elevator. Other than that problem, construction can commence.
Speaking of problems, my credit card was compromised again. No, I did not authorize engaging a package forwarding service on my card. This is becoming a recurring adventure that knocks my attempts at structure galley west.
I should get a new card this week. With luck I will squeak through. I won't need groceries before the weekend. I can visit the dentist on Friday on my checking account.
I perused the computer this morning for hints on not being scammed. Their best solutions are password protection programs. I have one of those that generates fifteen letter/symbol/number combinations. I called the bank to ask a real person the same question.
The answer: Leave your card at home. Don't use your card where it can be compromised, like the gas station or the post office. I was surprised I wasn't told to just carry cash.
They can't tell you to carry cash..as they are supposed to be getting everyone to go plastic or go online...but they can point you in the right direction!ReplyDelete
Mid afternoon is a natural down time, so well done on getting things done before that!
No doubt the new building is an extension of where you live?
It's not about your physical card, it's about the information already online if you ever ordered anything. Even the securest sites can be hacked. The latest is the hack into a major password protection program. I think just stay vigilant, be prepared to keep ditching cards, sigh.ReplyDelete
It sounds as if your day was in fact productive.
We have multiple credit cards and your situation is why. One credit card stays home, and makes a few monthly recurring purchases so they don't cancel it. The rest travel with us, and we have a backup if one is compromised. Does your credit card text you and ask if you made a purchase? We get that frequently for odd stuff we do. It's aggravating.ReplyDelete
My bank texted me. Thats how I found out what happened to my account.Delete
Credit card scams are on the increase and each one takes longer to resolve. Trying to get through on the phone takes hours, literally. In desperation I went to my bank. I was advised not to buy online - go into a shop, he said. I may take Allison's advice and get more than one card.ReplyDelete
What is scary is that you innocently bookmark a merchant for future use and make sure that the merchant does not archive your financial info and it still gets hacked. Even a full scan doesn't seem to find the bugs. It is so hard to resolve. Happens everyday to many, many people.Delete
Joanne, I haven't taken a goose egg on my head, yet I still find it hard to get started in the morning. I get up at 8 and don't really get moving until about 9:30. This is new to me in the last year or so. I figured it was just age. And I do agree that if you make a plan to get something done, it helps get you motivated. As for the card problem, that is worrisome as well as a pain...ReplyDelete
Once your new credit card arrives and you can cancel the old one, hopefully all will be well again. It's a crap shoot guessing where it might be safe to swipe a credit card or not. I think the best any of us can do is just keep a close eye on our credit card record of purchases to see if fake ones show up. Such is the world we live in, eh?ReplyDelete
Actually the bank cancelled the card immediately on my answer it wasn't my charge.Delete
Good to see you and hear your news. I can't get up in the mornings these days either. XReplyDelete
Gas stations are notorious.ReplyDelete
They sure are. I give my carer cash to fill the tank when we do.Delete
Cash is king.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Woody. Between your tutorial, my reading and internet explanations, I have a decent grip on the ways and means. Smiling and laughing at myself, this is Joanne up in reliably blue NE Ohio.ReplyDelete
It is such a hassle when a card gets compromised. Everyone I know has experienced this. Sadly, that's the world we live in.ReplyDelete
The post office is a potential scam site now? I knew the gas stations. I also believe using the chip readers is much safer. But not all the places have chip readers. We have been "compromised" a few times now. No money loss but a big hassle updating places that use the card. Having too many cards is a problem but I suggest to family and friends to have two different cards. That way you have a backup.ReplyDelete
I hate it when people who are supposed to know how to advise me how to do something to make me safer. The one thing I recommend is to carry cards in an RFID protective container. There are many. Or you can make your own by wrapping two pieces of cardboard covered with aluminum foil. Place the card between them and wrap with a rubber band to hold everything in place.ReplyDelete
I did not realize that a credit card could be comprised at the Post Office. I understand at the pump, but surely buying stamps isn't the same as filling up at the pump? What a pain.ReplyDelete
Sigh on the credit card issues. And a big and impressed hooray at all that you achieve. It was good to see a post from you today - thank you.ReplyDelete
Yes. I had a charge on my debit card in Ireland, for heaven's sake.ReplyDelete
Carrying cash is a good idea, I think. My husband warned me years ago to avoid swiping a card at the gas pumps (I always go inside to swipe it and so far, knock wood, I've had no problems).ReplyDelete
It's good to see you here posting Joanne!
Cedit and debit card scams seem to be on the increase and it is a worrying trend. We live among people whose sole mission in life seems to be cheating others.ReplyDelete
Hello back - I am late because Blogger was late bringing you to me. Who knew you could get delayed post delivered electronically?!
Everyone above has more or less said the stuff I would say to you in response to both running your day and the mess of the monies... all I can add is that in recent times here in the UK, even when ordering online, another layer of security has been added: a code is sent to my mobilephone and the purchase cannot go ahead without me plugging in that code to the site. Even if the scammer were to opt for the "no mobile access" to gain another option for paying, they would find that involved known 'secret' words. This doesn't protect if using the card in face-to-face purchases, as swipe technology has long been an issue. The introduction of tap-and-go tech has helped to reduce misuse of cards... none of which is any succour for you, who has had yet another negative experience. Here's trusting this will be done with now and they go pick on someone else! YAM xx
You keep on keepin’ on, Joanne! Well done! There is a special place in hell for those scammers!ReplyDelete
Sounds to me that, as usual, you are figuring out the whys of problems and how to overcome them, work through them, and live your life. I admire that tremendously.ReplyDelete
Hurray for Caroline and happy birthday to her! It says quite a lot about you that your grandchildren are available and willing to come and help you.
It's good to see you here, Joanne.
You are very busy so stay that way and you keep in the game. Just don't fall again.ReplyDelete
Dear Joanne, I wish you a Happy New Year, and with all my heart that you carry on in your brave way, and that things will get better. I admire you! BrittaReplyDelete
And I just bought gas using my card but I bought it at the grocery store pump thinking for no reason at all that that one would be safer. These new buildings going up, are they part of the complex you live in or totally separate?ReplyDelete
Lucky that a broken nose was your only injury. I've never had any serious problems with my credit card, but my mum used cash whenever she could as she was very nervous about the possibility of her bank cards being used by fraudsters.ReplyDelete
Why have a card if you have to leave it at home? The banks need to do better at protecting us.ReplyDelete
I too need to motivate myself to get moving in the morning. I'm going to blame the cat on my lap! You sound much more ambitious than I. I didn't realize that credit cards were that easy to compromise although I've been told not to use a debit card at gas stations or restaurants. And never to let someone take my credit card away where they could copy the info and the three digit code. I do most of my ordering on-line which may or may not help. I use my credit card at the pump and only at familiar stations.ReplyDelete
My debit card has never been compromised (knock wood). It seldom leaves home and mostly is used for shopping from trusted sources.Delete
Hello you too! Those buildings are coming on slowly. Here they throw things up these days.ReplyDelete
Sue still has lumps and discolouration from her fall outside several weeks ago.ReplyDelete
We were on a trip in Europe when we were notified that someone used our credit card in Illinois. What the heck! We have to be very careful with that and what we put online too according to my kids and son-in-law.ReplyDelete
Falls are the scariest thing!