Monday, February 25, 2013

Sometimes it's the little things

I didn't get my car washed and vacuumed yesterday, but I did paint my fingernails! I used to always have my nails painted (I've never been to a nail salon in my life) but sometime a few years ago I just stopped. I think with all the stress of the year long bankruptcy and taking on a side job I just lost my desire for pretty nails. I just put on a couple of coats of a pale pink. It didn't take much more than 5 minutes to put on a couple of coats, really, but was a good little "perk me up".

Then I went and visited my grandma. I don't do that often enough - probably because I know my mom is seeing her every couple of days. She's just getting over a cold, which is no fun at any age, but at almost 95, it's really no fun. And she's tired and told my mom last week she is just "ready to go". She's still got a smile and can laugh, so that is good.

That darn Chase Fraud prevention recorded phone call came again - this time at 7am! What the heck? DD answered it and hung up instead of giving it to me and so they called back at 8am. I went through the 5 minutes of the call, even though I didn't have much time to spare right then and knowing they'd just keep trying back all day and DH couldn't answer the questions. The reason they called this time is because they declined a charge and wanted to make sure I tried to make it. I gave DS my debit card number so he could pay to have his visa for Australia extended. I had told him we'd pay this for him and gave him my debit card #. I got a message from him when I got up this morning that he had tried it and it wouldn't work, so he just used his debit card. Well, apparently Chase declined it because they didn't think I was in Australia! I didn't think to call them ahead of time and authorize the charge. So, now I'll be stopping by the bank today to deposit the money in DS's checking to pay him back.

DH is getting out of the house today, to take some car parts to be powder coated for DS, and he's got a friend (who makes him laugh) going with him, so hopefully that will get him out of the doldrums a bit. Let's keep our fingers crossed, anyways!


  1. I used to paint my nails all the time too.. now its very, very rarely. lol! My hands and in and out of water a million times a day though, so by the end of the day they'd look horrible again so I don't bother. lol!

    Hope you have a great day! :)

  2. I hardly ever paint my nails ever since I had kids. But I try to have a pedicure done, especially in summer :) But like you, I've never been to a salon in my life.

  3. Seriously, every post I read, I think we were separated at birth! I used to have polish on my nails EVERY DAY back in my 20's. Every day. My nails were YELLOW (because I couldn't be bothered with a base coat). Then babies came & I was a SAHM & who cared about my nails. I have just recently gotten back into doing them. I still don't do it as often as I'd like, but fast drying top coats have made it a LOT easier.

    And my grandma is 93!! She lives with my mom, & is one very sharp woman! Too bad her body is giving out :(

    Hope your week is great!

  4. LOL your post reminded me that I haven't painted my fingernails in AGES. Im not sure why I stopped but I know they haven't seen any color in years!

  5. I hope your grandmother feels better. My mom is 92 and when they don't feel good, it shows.

    That phone call from the bank freaks me out, I hope you got a phone number and called back and did not give them any personal info!

    1. I know it's Chase calling - it's a recorded call and they just ask that you verify who you are through some multiple choice questions and then they give you 5 recent transactions you made and ask to verify if you made those or not. No account # info is given or any personal info. I'm sure with the recent call they wanted to alert me that a charge had tried to be made from Australia (that they declined)in order to make sure someone else didn't have my card info. I guess with the time last summer when my debit card# was stolen, I should be glad they are watching. I'd just rather the phone not ring at 7 or 8 in the morning!

  6. good deal! Yes, be glad. But I hate banks anyway!