Happy Cards, Flowers and Gifts Day

Happy Valentines Day or as it’s better known to most men, Happy make all the card and flower shop owners rich today day.

Let’s be honest here, this is how MacGyver and I feel about it:

walking dead

Anybody else feeling me?


Any how, I just got back last night.  I was in Tennessee.  I know I said I’d update earlier in the week.  Newsflash, I lied.  Not on purpose but I was with my family and family is first so that’s how that went but I’m back at work today and so I can update because priorities.

So in case you’re wondering, I flew up to see the family and drove back with my mom.  We bought her old car and she got a new one.  I’m not exactly sure why we need 4 cars instead of two really good ones but you just don’t question MacGyver and the truth is, I like having a small car to wheel around in.

I’m a bit tired today because we drove for over 12 hours yesterday and got in pretty late so you’ll forgive me if I put off another update until tomorrow.  In the meantime, here’s a sneak peak of some of the fun we had:

Are you celebrating Valentines Day?

Don’t compartmentalize this, it ain’t pretty

I had plans to update the blog every day last week but on Wednesday things got all kinds of crazy and well, you know how that goes.

Let’s start with issue number one.  On Tuesday I was checking my bank account as I randomly do and there was a suspicious hold for a menial amount but I couldn’t find out why so I called.  I was told that the hold was due to a check that I had cashed that hadn’t cleared…in JULY.  They also said they couldn’t give me any more info until the hold went through overnight so I’d need to call back.


Obviously, I called back the next day and they told me it was a money order that I had cashed.  Yeah, um, NO.  First, I haven’t bought a money order….in like…EVER.  So, then they said someone used my account to cash a money order as me.  Finally, they told me that someone had a money order, cashed it at another bank and it somehow came back to my account.


So I requested images and it’s a money order made out to cash signed by some random person and there is nothing at all in the purchaser’s line and I couldn’t find my account numbers or name anywhere on the thing.

Oh, and also, there are 10 more in different amounts which they will no doubt be debiting from my account as well as a charge of 12.00 dollars per money order.


I was able to get the 12.00 fees reversed but they will not reverse any of the charges until a full investigation is done.  In the meantime they are mailing me the worthless images they’ve already sent me.  I swear to all that is good and Holy, I could do a better job investigating.  The only thing I charged on July 26th was at Walmart who happens to see money orders and since the money orders were worthless or stolen, I’m thinking they should start there.

On Friday I had a doctor’s appointment and as I mentioned last week, after we spent an hour discussing my horrible sinuses I asked him about my shins.

An hour later he told me I have Chronic anterior compartment syndrome.

compartment syndrome

You never want to hear that because a, you cannot run, at all, and b, if it doesn’t go away with therapy and conservative treatments, they do surgery to release the pressure and let me tell you, it ain’t pretty.  Google it but you’ve been warned.

I couldn’t figure out for the life of me why, why the hell this would happen since I hadn’t run any ridiculous amount of miles or ramped up suddenly but then I did some investigating and guess what?  Steroids can contribute to it. Especially long term or high doses.


Thankfully, I am done with those bitches.  Unfortunately, the effects are still f..ing with me and I feel like I’m fighting a war.

No time to fret, I had to get up Saturday and get ready to go.

leaving jet plane

I’ll update you tomorrow.

Ever heard of compartment syndrome?

Ever had it?

Two things Tuesday

Yesterday I walked 4 miles in the morning.  I wasn’t really sure if I would get out and walk or not because let’s be honest, I’ve been kind of cranky since my shin started acting up again, but I need exercise.  It soothes my soul.

It also pads my bank account sometimes.

free moneyI FOUND MONEY!

Well, to be honest, it was after my 4 mile walk and during my 1 mile walk with Hank so it still counts.  It was four dollars just laying in a bush near the sidewalk.


Did she mention that I found it? She didn’t did she? Well it was ALL ME.  I found it.

Okay, he’s right, it was Hank who actually found it but he doesn’t have hands so I picked it up.  Also, he doesn’t really understand money and since I buy everything he could ever want, I got to keep it.

Something happened over the weekend that I forgot to tell you about.  It happened on Saturday night.

MacGyver and I were watching TV, as usual, and our ring doorbell alert went off for our Nokomis house.  We looked at the camera but all we could see was darkness and then we heard some older kids laughing.  It was raining in Clearwater so we thought maybe the rain had triggered an alert but then we couldn’t explain the laughing and unfortunately our inside security camera wasn’t working.

So, MacGyver turned the speaker on and tried talking into it to see if anyone would answer.  We didn’t see anyone but the laughter got really loud and it sounded like a bunch of people running away.  Then we heard something that sounded like it was being moved around.  I don’t know why but I convinced myself that they were inside our house and stealing things.  And apparently I’m quite persuasive because I convinced MacGyver too.

So I called the police in Venice and explained that my ring doorbell went off and I could hear something that sounded like teenagers laughing and I didn’t know if they were in the house and could they drive by.  The dispatcher started asking me tons of questions, like, how many kids are there, are they on drugs, do they have any weapons?  And I was like, ‘I can only hear them, I’m not really sure what’s happening.’

And I started to think maybe I shouldn’t have called….

overreactAnd then MacGyver yelled, “I can see something on the camera” and honestly I was actually glad that maybe I didn’t overreact.  But, what he saw were deputies with flashlights milling around the front of the house and the headlights from four of the six squad cars that showed up literally 2 minutes after I called.

And then my phone rang and the deputy informed me that the only thing happening in the neighborhood was a little party with 4 or 5 kids playing in the street and he assured me that my house was completely safe and secure.   And then he politely told me that I might want to get some additional lighting for the front yard and fix my inside camera or wait til I actually see something before calling.

MacGyver and I learned two valuable lessons from this experience.  One, the police will probably never come to our house again and two, we do watch too much TV and we definitely need to get out more.

Have you ever overreacted to an alert from your Ring Doorbell or another security system?