This could be short, I plan on going to bed early and waking up before dawn to catch all those after-Groundhog Day sales.
Speaking of shopping, I had a bad experience yesterday. There was a particular item on Wal-Mart’s website that was heavily discounted, something for BoyGeeding’s upcoming birthday, and I decided to pull the trigger. When I got the confirmation email, I noticed the shipping address was slightly off. The first line of the addess was correct, but for some reason there was also another street address on the second address line and the city was Houston and a different ZIP code. The addressed ended up being some rundown nail salon in a strip mall in southeast Houston. That’s a clever way to hack an account. Most people (I’m guessing), such as myself, just check to see if the first line of the shipping address is correct if it’s saved in your profile, and if so, just assume the rest is going to be correct and proceed with the order. I tried to check out the shipping address section of my Walmart.com account, but the page would just hang and never displayed anything, so I gave them a call and had to wait for a 25-minutes just to talk to someone. They really didn’t do anything but cancel the order and reset my password. As a practice, I don’t store my credit or debit cards on any company’s website, so at least that’s one tiny advantage, but I’m still going to be monitoring them like all get out. And, when I place an order, I’m going to make sure ALL of my address is correct instead of just skimming the first address line.
Last year WifeGeeding contested our property taxes simply by filling out an online form that took less than five minutes. That resulted in a refund in our escrow account which ended up working as a credit in our automobile policy. The credit was enough to cover two payments.
America’s largest cross begins construction in Corpus Christi, Texas – A message from Governor Greg Abbott in support of the cross was read by Representative Todd Hunter. Eventually there will be a 210 feet tall (about 19 stories) cross on that plot of land for all to see. It will be visible to planes flying into Corpus Christi International Airport and be able to seen five miles away by land and double that by air. Milby has said the price tag for the cross should be $1 million, of which over $142,000 has already been collected.