These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Today Is Another Day . . . and so will be tomorrow

It appears that the banking scare is over. All the old accounts are closed and new ones opened. I won’t have new cards for a week or so, but that is a minor inconvenience. The worst part is that I still don’t know how it occurred. And I may never know unless the bank choses to clue me in. I’d like to know so I could avoid a repeat.

Other than the set back on time, I’m about ready for the floor guy. He called late yesterday saying that he didn’t quite finish the previous job, so we are back on tomorrow as the starting date.That’s good since I didn’t get nearly enough done with the time spent on the phone and in person at the bank yesterday and today. I have almost enough done to be ready, and by bedtime, it should be OK.

I’m having a little trouble with my attitude today (go figure!). I wasn’t in a bad mood, just kinda flattened with a little “why me?’ thrown in. So I went to my treasure trove of meaningful quotes collected over the years, and I found this:

There is neither happiness nor unhappiness in this world; there is only the comparison of one state with another. Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss. -- Alexandre Dumas

And isn’t that the truth? Everything is relative. Placed in a line-up with the events of my life over the last couple years, this is nothing, just an inconvenience. I don’t know that I’ve felt the ultimate despair, but I’ve come pretty close. I’m really looking forward to some of that ultimate bliss. It’s gotta be getting close. This stuff pales in perspective.

And for tomorrow . . . have a happy humpday, everyone!!


  1. Just catching back up on your blog. That banking thing is scary. Glad it was caught, and the bank was able to replace your money.

    Okay, so this was done online? We had our credit card number stolen and from what we can tell it was right after we used it for Ticketmaster. Any idea about yours?

  2. Remember the universe is listening to you and think positive happy thoughts! Once you start a bad day, it seems to keep going. . .ILY

  3. i'm floored by the banking thing. that would freak me out. isn't it just amazing how things like that happen? people can be so ugly.
    i'm glad things are safer for you now.
    i'd be switching banks.
    and i'm interested to know if it happened online too.

    stay out of the yard!

  4. sassy - Frankly, I don't know how it happened. I haven't done any on line purchases with the check card. And the only uses recently were at regular places like Walgreens, the grocery, etc. I can't remember it ever being out of my sight. I hope the bank has some luck finding the person(s).

    tl - I've been concentrating on that as much as possible. I haven't had much time to sit and refocus, but while I'm on the run, I've tried! I'm going to have some quiet time when I turn in in a little bit.

    cameo - it takes someone very evil-smart to do that sort of thing. I know that I'm going to up-grade my firewall, although the fraud department indicated that it was probably not on this end because of the way it happened. I can call them tomorrow to get an update. Sheesh.

  5. Wow, How scary for you. But I am glad they are working on it for you! I hope they find out who did this! I hope tomorrow is a better day for you.

  6. You definitely have a great attitude!
    I think the bank should definitely "clue you in", DEFINITELY. I am such a retard, it wouldn't even occur to me where to begin to hack into someone else's info.

  7. I work in an accounts receivable department and after seeing how lax our place is with people's payment information, I realize how vulnerable we all are!!

    Actually, you can look at it this way, out of all of the times you use your check card or credit card, someone only stole it once! There are more honest people than criminals in the world!

    Hang in there,honey! Hang in there!

  8. one - Well so far it is! There have been some itty-bitty bloopers, but nothing that has stolen my sense of humor!

    patti - You're not a retard . . . you're honest!! Honest people don't even think about it.

    m - You know what? This morning I had almost the same thought . . . Considering how chaotic my life has been for a long time, it is fortunate that I haven't been taken advantage of in some way, and this is recoverable, thus, a lesson, not a loss.

  9. I'm so sorry about all the banking stuff! It's worrisome indeed. It's nice to hear the floor guy is coming and I loved the quote. You ROCK sweetie!

  10. traci - Thanks. I figure it is OK, just one of those learning experiences we all musst go through. I've kept a smile the whole way through this, so life is good!!

  11. I've obviously missed a lot during my days of being self-focused. Glad you recovered from the banking incident and now hope you can make it through the floor guy.

    I'll be thinking of you. Please take care!

  12. that is a fantastic quote!
    *yoink* [sound of stealing dumas quote]


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