We got into our cars and laughed our way away!
Taking my time getting off to work today...I worked late last night, so I feel no guilt about running late today.
While messing about with laundry, the phone rang. Caller I.D. indicated a toll-free number with "unidentified caller" text. Eh...what the heck. I'll answer it!
Good call. It was Target Visa Fraud Division, calling to let me know that there was "illegal attempted activity" on my card, which I haven't used in over a year, in Del Ray Beach, Florida! Charges were made at Office Depot, Rite Aid, Shell, and Sears. Sears are the good guys, as they noticed a glitch in the users identification and asked for additional info. The "purchaser" bailed at that time, leaving the store in a rush.
Today is my son's 16th birthday. We took him to breakfast at one of our favorite breakfast joints, "The Broken Yolk" in downtown Corvallis. Then, as a family (I couldn't believe it!) we played Frisbee at Central Park for about 45 minutes, and headed over to Footwise to buy his birthday gift...his first pair of Birkenstocks!
My daughter, at "almost 18," has been difficult, to say the least. I'm ready for her to launch into the real world...and hopefully struggle her first hardships. Actually, I crave hearing her call me some night, saying, "Mom...I'm down at the police station with my friends. Can you come and pick us up?" The part I'm actually craving is my reply, "Gosh, I wish I could, but I'm pretty busy right now."
He drives down the road at 90...I repeat...90 miles per hour! He ties his big dogs up in the middle of the backyard so they bark and bark and bark. He uses the "f" word with his 6- and 2-year old kids! He drinks beer standing in the middle of the road, smoking cigarette and staring at us when we work in our yard. He rolled his truck a couple of weeks ago while speeding on a back road near Lacombe...and had his 2 little boys in the back seat! He yells at his dogs. He yells at his wife. He yells at his mother-in-law!
We were so spoiled before in this "neighborhood." Now, well, it's like living in town again...
Oh, and is there any connection to the fact that they live in a manufactured home?