Can you love a financial institution? I’ve had a Capital One credit card for umpteen million years and two years ago I opened a Capital One Savings account for a place to dump my social security check (a woman should always have a bank account in her name only). The money has just been sitting in there until recently when I needed some of it and discovered that I could only transfer a small amount at a time into our joint checking/savings at the credit union. There just happens to be a brick and mortar Capital One Bank near us and we popped over last week to get something notarized and by-the-way open a checking account. The young woman was so thoughtful, helpful and gracious and also by-the-way she and I share the same birthday (not year of course.) Anyway, managing all my Capital One accounts is just so easy-peasy and their customer service is so great (as are their security systems) and everything is free and I get interest on every penny – well, I just love them.
Last June we were discussing buying a mattress on-line and we went round and round and decided not to but I saw an ad in Sunday’s paper, checked out the web site and I am so pulling the trigger on this – finally. I’ll put in the order either late today or first thing tomorrow morning because they have two to three day white glove delivery and hubby won’t be home Wednesday morning to help me wrangle all this and you know, just as sure as God made little green apples, if I had put in the order over the weekend the delivery would wind up being on Wednesday morning. It’s a hybrid mattress – a layer of memory foam, a layer of cooling gel (or something like that) and then the standard, old fashioned individually wrapped coils. A 100% memory foam mattress (like Tempurpedic) is like sleeping on a rock – been there, done that. Plus they are so heavy. I used to trash my back just making the bed, lifting the corners of mattress to get the sheets on killed me. And there is no give in those things, and quite frankly they smell. Of course nowadays I believe they make them with some kind newfangled eco-friendly foam but still.
Only 2 more weeks until the the bathroom renovation! Yeah, I know, we are spending money like drunken sailors but it is necessary. I’ve given up on the notion that I will win the lottery, second prize only thank you, and we would be able to move to a better location and therefore a more modern apartment. So that’s why all the renovations – looks like we will be here for the long haul and after six years of grossness and inconvenience, not to mention safety issues with the bathroom – it’s so time. Past time.
Ah, and I have a bit of a dilemma about my Christmas cards. I have totally run out of ideas. I design my own and have them printed by Vistaprint.com. Last year I used my “Poem for Lin” and everybody loved it to pieces and I have no ideas for this year and I doubt I could top that one. But time is passing quickly and I have to get on this…What to do, what to do, what to do…