Monday, August 10, 2009


My husband has phone-a-phobia. If you ask him to make a phone call he suddenly cannot remember how. He needs someone (me) to look up the number, dail the number, get the person on line and then he will talk. Half the time he will ask the person if they can just talk to me. I didn't know I was expected to be the secretary too.

Does anyone else have this problem.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Credit and Teenagers

Recently my youngest daughter got her first credit card. It is a MasterCard with a very low limit. She is to charge things for school on it and then pay it off at the end of the month. So far so good.

Fri Night she goes shopping with a friend. The sales girl in a very popular juniors store asked her and her friend if they would like rewards cards. They say yes and fill out the form. She opens both girls credit cards and neither realized until she had them sign the receipt and gives them temporary cards.

Mine called immediately and asked me to come to the mall. She wouldn't tell me what was up until I got there. I told her it was OK just be very careful with this and be sure not to open another one. She can pay this off and either use it occasionally or never again. It's up to her.

I went into two other popular junior stores with her over the weekend and they are all pushing reward cards that are actually credit cards. I don't think my daughter and her friend will fall for this again but how many young adults end up with a hand full of credit cards due to this practice?

Saturday, August 1, 2009


Between us, we have two teenagers. Mine is of the male variety. Today, he asked about getting his hair cut. He can get it cut for free from his Dad however, he doesn't always like that. So, I said that you can ask your Dad and see what he says OR you can bike on Monday to get it cut. See he has to get it cut for his JROTC and he has to have it be short. Well, Dad is free but sometimes does an all over cut whereas when he pays for it is more to his liking.

I told him today to ask his Dad if he will trim it otherwise he can ride his bike to get it done on Monday. I was told that if the choice is pedal power or Dad cutting it for free, he will take free. Now, if I will drive him, he is all over that!