Mark Gwinner has given us good service for many, many years, and he continues to do that. I’m sticking with Mark and whoever he’s with. They have “incentives” to stay with them that are attractive. Things change so fast in this industry that it’s hard to keep up. I don’t want to sign up with SBC for a year because the minute I do, Cebridge will be offering some other great deal. Fav Granddaughter uses their service with no problems, but others do experience some, and several have returned to cable.
Someone said they may have taken down the highway signs “because of the wind!” Hello? When isn’t the wind blowing a gale in Kansas? If they took the signs down every time there was high wind, they’d be laying on the ground most of the time.
Brit is going to see Dane today, take the INDY, four salads and two containers of fruit. He’ll love his salad today….romaine, green peppers, tomatoes, fresh mushrooms, carrots, onions, broccoli, cucumbers, pickled beets, pickled okra, and artichoke hearts. He’ll top it with his favorite Hendrickson’s sweet-sour dressing. Then he has fresh blueberries and strawberries for dessert.
Mackenzie is computer shopping for me, as she has time. She’s looking for “deals”. I don’t know if I want to wait until next year for Vista or just go with XP. I know I can get a good deal on a computer before Christmas with XP and since I’ve used 2000 for so many years (I have a machine full of patches), XP should work better on a new machine. I need an update on Outlook as it’s glitchy. I’ve had this machine for about 6 years…so my grandkids say. That’s old for a computer, but it’s big, pretty fast and when it works, it’s fine. I thought about putting XP on this machine, but that doesn’t make a lot of sense.
Ringo has a birthday April 1st, so Ally reminded me. We’re not sure how old he is. We’re guessing four. I supposed he’ll want a big party with all his neighborhood friends…Megan’s cat, Brownie, etc. Maybe I could talk him into being satisfied with just a cake, family and special friend, Sunshine. She is such a lady.
Hi Ally….tell Dinah Shore and Aneka hello! I bet the weather is better in Palm Springs than it is here.
Moving right along…
PALMDALE, Calif. - Four burgers at his neighborhood Burger King cost George Beane a whopping $4,334.33.
Beane ordered two Whopper Jr.s and two Rodeo cheeseburgers when he pulled up to the drive-through window last Tuesday. The cashier, however, forgot that she’d entered the $4.33 charge on his debit card and punched in the numbers again without erasing the original ones - thus creating a four-figure bill.
The electronic charge went through to George and Pat Beane’s Bank of America checking account and left the couple penniless. Their mortgage payment was due and they worried checks they had written would bounce, Pat Beane said.
“We were thinking, ‘No, not now!’” she said of the overcharge.
Terri Woody, the restaurant manager, said Burger King officials tried to get the charge refunded. But the bank said the funds were on a three-day hold and could not be released, Pat Beane said.
The hold is designed to prevent customers from spending money that no longer is available in their accounts and to let the bank confirm a transaction is legitimate before transferring funds, said Bank of America supervisor Joel Solorio.
Burger King did not charge the Beanes for their meal, and the couple got their $4,334.33 back on Friday.
“For those three days, those were the most expensive value burgers in history,” Pat Beane said.
Information from: Antelope Valley Press, http://www.avpress.com/