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  • greatgrannybee2008 2:30 pm on February 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Credit Card Update Greed …Rant

    I got my rewards cards, thank goodness for that. S**** has supposedly
    made out my refund for $26.20. But they just owe me $16.20 from a refund
    at Walmart last month.

    This $10 is a refund on a late fee that I did not owe and never paid. As told me
    by a Rep that they put it on my bill that I paid on the due date at K****, as I always
    did. Now the payment goes straight through and I get my check back and a receipt.
    Their automated service is finally up to date.

    I got a bill in my box today for the last bill I paid, plus late fees and finance charges,
    due the usual date. With my dander up, I nicely talked to John and he told me that
    my account was Zero. He said they make up the bill on the day after the due date.
    He told me again that I would receive a check for the said late fee plus my refund
    amount. And I said to him, ‘ And they will send me a bill for $10 because all they
    owe me is $16.20.’ I told him that when I get the check, then I will close the Card
    out. And I will request a statement that I closed the account. My credit is excellent.

    This bill has the stupid deferred amount that I paid in full last month that they tried
    to collect more on. As I’ve said before, do they think they can put the screws to
    us Seniors and succeed? I have to wonder if their greed is closing some of their

    Everyone, try to have a stress free day on this cold day and be Blessed.


    • Beth Marie 8:41 pm on February 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Yes, most customer service people that you reach by telephone are automatically rude to older people. They think that we don’t have a brain in our head. I had a doctor treat me like a child one day.

      I hope you get this all worked out.

      • greatgrannybee2008 9:04 am on March 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Beth, thanks for your comment. I got the refund check yesterday with the $10 added like the guy said. I’ll call them again. I can’t close the card now until I get a $10 bill from them. I know one thing, this card will not be used for another purchase. I hope y’all up there are OK.

    • natswans 7:30 am on February 27, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Great Gran I do hope this gets sorted out very soon, it sounds like a good idea closing the card down and maybe you will have a stress free time after that carry on. Hugs Sheila

      • greatgrannybee2008 9:32 am on March 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Sheila, thanks for your comment. Yesterday , I got my refund check with the $10 added as the guy said. Now , I can’t close the account until I get the $10 bill. I know it’s all computer, but humans feed them. Maybe it’ll clear up soon. I hope you’re doing well.

  • greatgrannybee2008 2:06 pm on February 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: closed, , misbehaving, screen,   

    Friday Night Whiffies and Misbehaving…..Kassey 

    Friday Night Whiffies and Misbehaving………Kassey

    It warmed up a lot so Mom opened some windows. I guess she got warmed up re-arranging our
    bedroom. After dark, it began to cool off a lot and she said it was too cold to have the windows open.
    I wasn’t cold, besides I had to clean the screen. She went to bed early and I wanted to eat first as always.
    I got on the thingy that the TV is on cuz she refused to go to the food room with me. Then she locked me
    out cuz I wasn’t  being good..
    I hope everyone’s having cool weather.


  • greatgrannybee2008 12:49 pm on February 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , wash   

    Floofy Friday…..Kassey 

    Floofy Friday…..Kassey

    Mom lifted a corner of my blankie. I jumped down while she removed the big blankie I was on and the small one over me. And since my nap was disturbed, I had to wash my tail floof. Does Mom have no shame watching me bathe and snapping that flashy box ? humans…… I’m grateful she didn’t snap it when I was bathing the underside of my tail. After all, I am a lady cat. Thanks, Mom.


  • greatgrannybee2008 11:00 am on February 16, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , diabetes2, glucose, ,   

    Worried Wednesday 

    Worried Wednesday

    It’s so difficult not to worry especially when our children are having
    health issues. It’s Andy again who needs prayer. He has been diag-
    nosed with Type 2 Diabetes. I never knew anything about this and
    still know little about it. His body is holding onto the sugar and won’t
    release it, not even through the kidneys. He hasn’t been well for some
    time now and mostly just laying around the house.

    Tomorrow, Thursday, he will have the test which scares me. I don’t
    understand the reasoning behind it. He will drink about 4 ounces of
    glucose and it could result in coma or death.

    He has no appetite and had not eaten all day the afternoon he had
    blood work for this. His Glucose 136 (normal 70-100)
    His Insulin was 26.5 (normal 2.9 – 10.1)
    C-Peptide 5.5   (normal  0.8-3.1)
    AST ( SGOT )   13  ( normal  0.8-  3.1

    I hope someone can enlighten me on this disease. He told me that his
    Dad has this as well so I wonder if it’s hereditary. My first thought was
    that one of his medications is too blame.
    I will post as I know the results of this test.

    I sure need the sunshine today, don’t we all. I hope you all have sunshine
    today and are most Blessed.


    • marjie(MeMyself) 1:07 pm on February 16, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Dear GGB
      I can really understand your worries and concerns about Andy, but believe me Type 2 Diabetes is a lot more common than you think.
      My Mum was an insulin dependent diabetic, and she lived until she was 82.
      Two of my Sisters have Type 2 diabetes, one of them is on medication, the other one is diet controlled. All of them lead perfectly normal lives. The main thing Andy will have to do is watch the carbohydrates he consumes. Not all carbs, but those which contain sugars. Most foods these days have a nutrition information list on them and you just have to take note of the item that says” Carbohydrates” and just underneath says “of which sugars” this is the one that has to be counted. Andy will be told how many he has to limit himself to. Another really important thing is exercise. I don’t mean “pumping iron” or anything like that. Just a nice walk will work wonders..
      Please try not to worry yourself, the control of this disease has really improved these days.
      I hope I have helped a bit.
      Love Marjie x

      • greatgrannybee2008 12:42 pm on February 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Hi, Marjie, thank you for your informative comment. I just never knew anything about this, but through comments I”ve received, I feel so much better about it. I myself plan to go by the guidelines for this disease.
        I hope things are looking up for your Dad and your family.

    • CatsRuS 4:37 pm on February 16, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Hi GreatGrannyBee,
      I’m sorry to hear about Andy. I know people who have Type 2 as well and they lead very normal lives. Even my old cat Basil had diabetes and had to have insulin shots every day and lived a normal long life, (15 years which is above average for a cat especially on top of his kidney disease and hyperthyroidism as well).
      Diabetes can me managed quite well with proper diet and excercise, medicine has come a long way, so please try not to worry to much. I’m sure once Andy has been prescribed the proper regimine for him, he will catch on and start to feel better and do well.
      I’ll keep Andy in my prayers. hugs x

    • greatgrannybee2008 12:44 pm on February 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you, Robyn for your visit and your prayers. I hope you’re doing well and your babies as well.

  • greatgrannybee2008 11:37 am on February 13, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Sunny Slumber Caturday


  • greatgrannybee2008 11:35 am on February 13, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Thankful Thursday…..Kassey

    White stuff fell again last night and I’m thankful for my warm comfy dog and my blankie and
    I don’t haff to sleep outside. I’m a blessed kitty..


  • greatgrannybee2008 12:13 pm on February 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 40's F, sensible, text   

    Never Thought I Would….But 

    Never Thought I Would…but

    Sunday, I called T-Mobile and after a few Questions, I
    added text to my phone. I just have the small cell phone
    and it’s working out as I text the two Sons that have it. I
    only do short messages so far. I’m slow but I’ll get there.
    It was $ 10 added to my existing account and she said if
    I didn’t like it, just call and they’d remove it with no penalty.
    I asked if I had a time limit and she said no…… good news.

    I don’t see how anyone can even consider texting while
    driving. I’d never try walking in my apartment while texting,
    no need to stumble over Kassey or bump into walls or get
    wrapped up in a rug. A silly scenario but if one has the habit
    bad enough, one can only imagine the pitfalls. It reminds me
    of the woman at the mall who fell into the pool of water. Can
    you imagine reading the news about a ‘text addicted’ Senior
    getting hit by a car  while walking to her mailbox.? This is a
    new kink for me and  I’ll be sensible.

    It’s cloudy and we got a little shower and we’re supposed to
    get snow later today or night, not sure. It’s in the 40’s and dismal,
    getting darker at 11:45 AM. And Kassey demands my attention.
    Have a blessed Monday everyone.


  • greatgrannybee2008 9:46 am on February 5, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , ,   

    Mom, I Can’t Hear You…..Kassey 

    Mom, I Can’t Hear You……….Kassey

    Please excuse Mom. She just can’t help it. She always catches me in unflattering moments.
    Effurryone have a happy Caturday.


    • Pat 10:14 am on February 5, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Have a good weekend, Kassey…hope the sun is shining on you…

    • impattymac 10:20 am on February 5, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I’m realizing I wasn’t logged in earlier…it’s just me pussy footing around this Caturday morning…enjoy the weekend, you and Mom…

      • greatgrannybee2008 9:27 am on February 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Good morning , Pat, thanks for your visit. I have gone to make a comment and discovered I wasn’t signed in as well.

  • greatgrannybee2008 2:50 pm on February 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: dad, north, stepmom, steps.teens wind chill, west   

    Sunny, Cold Wednesday 

    Sunny, Cold Wednesday

    I plan to shop today, looking for steps for my girl.
    The wind chill is in the teens, so even with the sun
    out, I’ll have to wait for some warm up.

    I wonder how the weather reporters stand those low
    wind chills that can cause frostbite. And I see folks
    on camera walking with a bare face, those they interview.

    I feel for you folks up North in the awful snow and ice.
    I hope you all are keeping warm and your power is on.
    Andy said his Dad and Step-mom are stranded in Indiana
    in their 18 wheeler. Andy keeps them informed on the
    weather. They had a problem with ice on the windshield.
    And I hope they’ll be safe as they head West. How is that
    for short choppy sentences?lol I don’t want to take time to
    do it right. Those steps are waiting, I hope with Kassey’s
    name on them.

    Be Blessed, warm and Safe.


    • arcticwl 1:28 am on February 3, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      hahah, don’t get surprised, i always walk in minus 60C, everything has been ok so far:
      it might be good for u to have a walk in “chilling day”

  • greatgrannybee2008 2:46 pm on February 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Wordless Wednesday….Kassey 

    Wordless Wednesday……Kassey


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