Sunday, October 3, 2010


***Well, we had a good time yesterday, except it was too soggy for cornhole and a cookout. S'okay, though, we still had a nice visit! We found a lot of good yard sales yesterday, so that was fun. It didn't start raining until the afternoon, so at least we got that in!

***Mark's mom had a scammer almost fleece her for $2700.00. A guy called on the phone, called her "gramma," and said that he was in the hospital in Chicago and had had a wreck, and needed her to wire $2700.00 for repairs on the rental. He told her not to tell his mother as he would call her later. He was quite convincing and had her very upset. She went to the school where her daughter (her grandson's mother) teaches and told her anyway. They went to get the money and on the way to Western Union, Linda tried to call Derek to see how he was doing. Of course, he didn't know what they were talking about. They of course reported it to the police then, and she went back through her caller IDs and found out the call had come from Canada. What a despicable thing to do. They obviously call until an elderly woman answers, and try the scam. Of course if they say they don't have a grandson, they'll feign a wrong number or something. Eventually they'll find somebody like Betty, the perfect mark. She was home alone and gullible. You don't think clearly when you think your grandson is hurt. I doubt the police will be able to track them down - I'm sure they use disposable cell phones when they do this, but the guy did try to call back later in the afternoon, and Linda answered this time. She started to go off on him and he hung up. I hope that since he called a second time, maybe they'll find him. Worthless jerk. This happened Thursday and Mark's mom is still shook up.

***Limited Government Amendment? Now *there's* a good idea.

***Compare the crowds. Saturday's liberal rally didn't even come close in numbers to the Glenn Beck rally. But hey, don't count on the liberal media to bring you that fact. Look for yourself.

***Do the rich work harder? According to this study, yes.

His study found that people who earn less than $20,000 a year, for instance, spent more than a third of their time in passive leisure, like kicking back and watching TV. By contrast, those earning more than $100,000 a year (more affluent than wealthy), spent less than a fifth of their time in passive leisure.

***The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.  ~David Russell

***Have a great day! 

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