Sunday, October 26, 2008

One More Time

This morning I felt a tap on my shoulder and heard a little voice ask what time we needed to leave for church.


It was 8:42 and we needed to be in the car by 9:15am.

I am thankful for Brian, or we never would've made it.


I took one of those showers where you wonder if you've really truly showered and while drying my hair decided it is time to cut it off's gotten really long and takes forever to dry.

Picked up our extras..M had left before 6am to get his choir on the bus, and then drove to Yorba Linda.

Church was great....yet another new one for us, but they did an amazing Reformation service with a drama of Martin Luther in place of a sermon.  And it rocked.

Plus M's choir was awesome and Matthew played trumpet...all was well.

Michael and Brian changed and drove to LA where they're meeting friends at the Galaxy game and Alex and his friends and I started for home.

And then it happened.  I had given all my cash to M and went to pay with my debit card at the Burger King drive-thru and my card said 'expired'.  Except my card is not expired and I know from our identity theft situation (which is expected to go to court in early '09) that when my card says 'expired' it is a sign for trouble.

Fortunately, I found a way to pay for the food, dropped kids off at home and by the time we got home ourselves, there was a message on the machine.

This is the credit union.  Call us immediately.

This time, someone tried to use my card to book a ticket from London to LA this morning, except my card was with church.


So, M's card still works, mine is cancelled and tomorrow morning I have to go in and fill out the paperwork and file a claim.  The money will be returned back to my account within 10 days.

What are the chances of this happening the same year?  This time it was caught early, but it is still such a horrible situation to be in.

Anyway, it's just me and Alex here for the afternoon.  He has some homework and I am going to catch up on laundry and clean out the pantry.  Supper will be on the grill...tri tip, with baked potatoes and broccoli.  I might just make some cookies for school lunches this week, too.  It's a gorgeous day and depending on when the other boys return home, we might just eat outside.

Fall weather has finally arrived!



  1. So what web sites are you leaving your credit card number on?!

    It's good that they caught the issue early.

  2. I really think you need to go back to the old fashioned way of handling money - cash stuffed in the mattress!


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