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Nov 23, 2012

ALL THE SHOPPING HELP WE CAN GET

There are some new phone apps out  there that may help with your Christmas shopping challenges.

  1. You can actually get a map of the inside of your Walmart or Target stores. That would come in hand for short people like me who can’t see over the heads of the crowds. store map app
  2. There is something called RedLaser that will shop for items that are available in your area to save you driving around or sitting on hold on the phone to see if the product you want is available.
  3. How about knowing when something you have ordered has been delivered. Slice will organize your confirmation of purchase emails but will track the delivery for you. It will also advise you if the price has gone down so you can request the difference back.lemon app
  4. When life gives you Lemon use it! Lemon digitizes all your receipts in your phone when you photograph the receipt. It can also be used to track your loyalty cards numbers so you don’t have to carry so many with you. They can just key in your number at the checkout instead of scanning one of your 400 cards. There are some more perks you can get with this app if you buy it but the basic version is free. snaptell
  5. Snaptell will compare prices with Amazon’s price. You can also go via a link to other sites that rate the products as well.

Now all I need is an app that brings me coffee and then wraps all the Christmas gifts for me. Come on team…lets get working on that app. Christmas will be here soon.

Nov 22, 2012

IN THE INTEREST OF INTEREST

How do you manage your bills? TRAIN WRECK

Are you a train wreck? Are you rigid? Do you pay your bills on time? Do you blame everyone but yourself for your life’s woes?

Okay I don’t really expect you to answer that on here but I have to wonder.

We often get calls at my work from people who want us to take the interest charges off their bills. They have a variety of reasons as to why they are not responsible for the charges to their accounts.

  • I didn’t get the bill (we sent it to the address on file month after month and you knew you were using something you have to pay for)
  • I haven’t lived there in 2 years (you didn’t give us a new address. YOu used our service and never questioned why you were no longer getting a statement?)
  • I paid my bill (yes you did but it was due on June 1st and you paid it in October)
  • They opted to manage their accounts online to no longer get a paper statement yet have never logged into their accounts to check their bills.
  • They have put a credit card on file to pay their accounts automatically but it has expired or declined. (we have automated phone calls that go out to warn you of an expiring credit card a month ahead of time and also an automated call if your card doesn’t go through. This caller will leave a message if it gets an answering machine)
  • They have more than one account with us and are paying the wrong account even though there is a clear account # on the statement. In this case we do reverse the interest charges since we did have their money. Funny thing is they get mad at us because they are paying the wrong account often a spouses account.
  • Did we actually make an error? Many apologies and let us remove those interest charges right away.

We are often talking about a very small amount but rather than accepting that they are not paying their bills on time they will fight to the finish.

Why don’t we reverse it as a goodwill gesture you ask? The odd time we do but we pay interest on the money our company owes, and since it is a substantial amount for a very, very large project we do not have the luxury of not collecting interest on overdue amounts.

So the next time you have an interest charge on one of your bills you may want to look at the real reason why and just chalk it up to experience and pay it.

Whew…….I feel better now.

 

Nov 14, 2012

TIME TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT


Nov 12, 2012

BEARS TO WIN YOUR HEART- AND TO RAISE SOME MONEY TOO

I have painted two pieces for a silent auction next weekend. I haven’t painted in over 3 years and started back with pieces that are a little challenging to say the least. Wasn’t my best plan.

My friends are trying to get a program in their son’s school that will assist with his learning environment. He has autism. They were told that the school would pay half so they have organized a beer & a burger fundraiser/auction for next Sunday. They have pretty much sold out 100 tickets. 2012-11-12

So such as they are I will give them to my friend to put in the silent auction. In this case silence is my friend because I don’t want to know if they don’t sell. Lol. IMG_0002

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Nov 11, 2012


Nov 9, 2012

WHO IS THIS MAN?

hi-bc-121108-regiment-mystery-8col“The British Columbia Regiment is asking for help identifying a mystery man in a 100-year-old photograph.
The photograph has been hanging on the walls of the regimental hall in downtown Vancouver for decades.
It shows rows of sergeants and warrant officers as they posed for an official portrait in 1913.
But among the soldiers is one anonymous Sikh man in a suit and white turban, and there are no records explaining who the man is”
(note: this is from CBC News)
If you know who this person is please email dukeinfo@bcregiment.com




Nov 6, 2012

I HAVE COMPETITION FOR MY MAN

I think my BB Guy may be cheating. He has a new “friend”.

He brought her home with him after work yesterday. He really likes her.

I can see why he is enamoured with her though. She is tall, blonde and very attractive. Plus she likes beer.

How can I compete with that…I mean I do like beer and all, but those legs, those perky breasts…that tiny waist. I am afraid I am no match for her seductive charms.

She isn’t very talkative though. Her personality is flat. Very one dimensional. I think she is kind of fake.

Maybe I do have what it takes after all. Maybe I don’t have to worry. Besides I think she will be his cabin wife because there isn’t room in this house for the both of us….IMG_01102

My BB Guy is 6ft. 3 tall … now you get the idea of how big his new friend is.

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