I fell off the face of the earth, were you worried? Actually, I have just been crazy busy creating assignments for the new products being released for CHA next week! The Winter Craft & Hobby Association Trade Show starts this Saturday in LA! I head out of town on Wednesday morning with my buddies for a week of warmer weather --- well, I'm hopeful! I could use a little dose of Vitamin D.
Wouldn't you know that 2 days before I am scheduled to leave, I would start to have credit card issues. ---Skip the following if you don't want to listen to my ranting----
We pay everything by Visa --- and pay it off every month. I have NEVER had any issues until last night. I was balancing the checkbook and paying bills before I leave and the card kept getting declined. I went online and my account looked fine. I let it go -- thinking it was Sunday night and there might be a glitch or something. I got back online this morning and was able to pay that bill just fine. I thought all was well. Then David called me and said he was declined at the gas station this morning -- twice! So, I call the Bank of America. Turns out that my account (and supposedly 800,000 others) were compormised by a website last week and they are issuing us new cards - and closing our old ones. They didn't contact us to tell us because there were too many of us! WTF? I blew a fuse and started telling the poor little gal on the other end of the phone what I thought about that! With all the technology --- they couldn't send and email - a text - or even place a note on my online account to tell me to give them a call? They just shut off the cards --- without ANY explanation at all! I am furious! She said that we should have been able to continue using them at MOST places ---- um....that doesn't work for me! Then I explained that I am leaving town and just what am I suppose to do for a credit card? To her credit, she solved that problem for me and is FEDEXing me new cards overnight and I should have them tomorrow. After this little fiasco --- I am pretty sure I'm changing credit card companies.
Okay RANT over --- you can come back to my happy place.
Scrappin Sports and More has some fun new papers out and I want to leave you with a layout I created for their booth at the show:
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