Violated by Age

I was violated last week. Rather, the credit card issued to me by my employer was violated. The fraud unit called Friday and left a message. I returned the call Monday morning. The woman on the other line asked a few questions. To verify it was me. Then she asked a few more questions about the charges. Did you purchase a metal detector? “Yes.” Did you make a purchase on Vaping.com? “No.” (I’m concerned that a hookah may have beenRead more

What the Heck? *Office Edition*

I had originally planned to be on vacation the entire week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Instead, I had this hairbrained┬ámarvelous idea: I would go into work on Tuesday, when it was quiet, and start relieving the office of its dust-covered, no-one-really-wants-it junk. It appears our office will be moving before summer of 2016 and there is absolutely no need to move items that belong in the dumpster or at Goodwill. I knew that over the 15+ years IRead more

The Build of Summer

THIS is the view outside the bedroom patio door. I stood facing the northeast, with a bit of a zoom setting, in order to take this photo. Nice, huh? This used to be a field filled with a farmer’s crop and the daily gathering of geese and sandhill cranes. Not any more. It’s the new Costco, in the building stage, almost in my front yard. This mess started in June with a monumental landscaping, earth-moving project. From there, they movedRead more