Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I Got Carded!!!

Okay, so I'd been having a crappy week: 
• I was told I was being laid off from my job due to lack of work. Big sigh...it took seventeen months to find a job that lasted four months. Oh well, back to the drawing board.

• After ten months of back and forth correspondence with the IRS to receive a refund check for my mother's estate (she died four years ago) I finally received the check but they made it payable to HER. Yup, that's right. They sent a check made out to a person they knew was deceased. Since her bank accounts are long-since closed, no one will cash it. It took 45 minutes on the phone for the IRS to figure out exactly how I should request that they reissue it in my name as successor trustee of her estate. I was told to allow three months to receive it.

• We are sweating our way through a record-breaking heat wave.

• My birthday is on Saturday and I am turning an age that one doesn't post willingly on Facebook.

BUT...I was in the checkout counter at Walmart buying a bottle of wine (and no, I don't usually buy my wine at Walmart) when I GOT CARDED!! You never know where your next smile is coming from but I never thought it would be from Walmart. I could scarely believe it and my husband was so shocked he had to take a picture. (Let's not read anything into the fact that he practically cut me out of the picture!)


  1. E-e-w-www, the job thing totally sucks, hope you find something soon. The IRS? 'nuff said.
    And your upcoming birthday? I'm fifty ONE this year. All you can do is get in it's face and tell FIFTY it has NO POWER! And then celebrate it and please have some cake for me. I love cake.

  2. Oh, it's been awhile since I've been carded. Not sure it's ever gonna happen again for me in this lifetime! That's cute that your hubby got a pic of it.

    Isn't this weather crazy? I waited all summer for some summer weather and after I put away the tank tops and shorts the record breaking heat comes along. Although, I'm glad I'm not in Southern CA. My daughter is there and she says the weather yesterday (over 110) was a killer!

    Sorry to hear about the job loss. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you!

    And happy "almost" birthday!

  3. Tricia, thanks for the smiles--loved your blog. So glad to have found it through Redwood Writers.

  4. You are a celebration. Sorry for the crummy stuff. I love that you took a picture for your blog when you got carded. That's what I love about blogs. We look for good stuff to post and laugh about...even in the hard times.

  5. That made me smile, though not the part about the job..so sorry about that :(


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