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Since we are not going to Ohio (at least not for a month or so), we got tickets to go to the minor-league baseball game in Round Rock on Sunday. We are going to drive up that way and mess around for a couple of days. We are not going to see my sister. Is that terrible of me? We're really not planning on spending much time in Austin at all - we are spending the night (at least one night) in New Braunfels. I haven't spent much time in that area in years and I just want to poke around a bit! And hey, bonus: wildflowers!

Apparently the credit-card companies require the airlines - at least the shakier ones, like Skybus - to maintain special accounts to cover people like me in case they go out of business. I haven't called Bank of America to ask yet, but that makes me a bit more confident that I will get my money back. (I hate making phone calls so I've been putting it off. I wonder if I could get away with e-mailing them instead.)

I got a call saying a spot had opened up in the Plaza parking garage, which is the closest garage to work, for me - I don't care so much about that, since where I am now isn't that much further, but they are also supposed to build a building where I'm parking now before too long, so I figured I'd better take it. But jesus, $62.50 a month? That's nearly twice what I was paying before. Our cost of living has already skyrocketed in the last year, it's just one more thing. At least they take it out pre-tax.

I have now seen the new $5 bill in person and it is scary. If I hadn't known about it ahead of time I wouldn't've thought it was real money. (Also, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing's new website cracks me up - "moneyfactory.gov.") 

Date: 2008-04-08 04:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] miz-hatbox.livejournal.com
We saw the new $5 (trainwreck that it is) the other day. I showed my husband the big purple 5 on the back (the one that puts Columbina into fits) and when I pointed it out, my daughter got all excited and wanted to gaze upon it. Why she was so pleased about a big purple sans-serif 5, I have no idea, but it made her very happy for some reason.

Date: 2008-04-09 01:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mellificent.livejournal.com
Y'know, I like purple. I have no problem at all with the idea of the presence of purple on our money. But I dunno, somehow the execution is just abominable. I gotta agree with Col on this one.

Date: 2008-04-09 03:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] miz-hatbox.livejournal.com
Yeah, I know. It doesn't fit.

Maybe that's why LMH found it so mesmerizing. I dunno.

Date: 2008-04-08 05:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] profrobert.livejournal.com
Please, please, please call BofA, and sooner rather than later. Get the credit locked in if you can. Calling is the fastest way to resolve this (and there no reason to think it will be scary).

Date: 2008-04-08 06:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mellificent.livejournal.com
Oh, it's not that I think it will be scary, I just have developed this aversion to talking on the phone lately! But I will make myself do it.

Date: 2008-04-09 02:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mellificent.livejournal.com
I got the feeling that they had heard that one a few times already, and they are sending me a form to fill out. Just so you know I took your advice!

Date: 2008-04-09 03:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] profrobert.livejournal.com
I'll send you a bill. ;-)

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