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Friday, December 8, 2017

Just me and the dog

Thursday we got up bright and early to drive into town. My lovely wife took the bus to Logan Airport in Boston. She's flying out to Texas with my oldest daughter for her father's surprise 80th birthday party. It's been quite a few years since she's gotten together with her parents and sisters at the same time. She'll be gone for a few days, so it's just me and the dog.

I'm getting a few things sorted before we head out on our camping adventure. The pin number for our bank card did not work, so I went into the bank to sort that out. While I was at it I changed the number to one that I can remember. That took two attempts, which is pretty normal for that sort of thing. At least that's been my experience.

Just before we leave we notify the banks that we'll be traveling. If you don't you stand a pretty good chance that they'll shut your cards down at some point. Even with prior notification, there's no guarantee that there won't be card problems. A few years ago my credit union shut down my debit card for no apparent reason. Three times I attempted to get them to reactivate it. They always assured me it was fine, but then the every time I tried to use it, the card was rejected. Good thing I had backup funds.

There are plenty of little projects to keep me busy until my lovely wife gets back. Also, the dog informs me that there are squirrels in need of chasing, but she'll handle that.



  1. Enjoy your mini staycation without your better half. Its good to take some time away from each other so you can better appreciate their absence when it occurs.

    Hope your wife's Texas trip is fun - always nice seeing people you miss. 80 years - that is an accomplishment ! Happy Birthday and Congratulations to him.


    1. appreciate their absence? Otherwise I agree, time apart sometimes is a good thing; makes one appreciate the return.

    2. She got there all right, so that's one less worry. I'm keeping pretty busy. It will be nice when she's back.

  2. You'll be happy to see her when she gets home. Hope the dog gets lots of tree rats.

    1. They keep her amused and it's good exercise for her.

      I will be happy when the lovely wife comes back.