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Balla Bracelets – the dark side of customer service

March 10, 2021


I normally wouldn’t call out a company in public, but in this case, I just have to. Bottom line, do NOT do business with Balla Bracelets. I had an awful experience with them. Here’s my story. In November, I started getting emails from Balla Bracelets. Now I had bought bracelets from them a few years […]

Fun at the Government Interview

March 3, 2021


February 2021 rolls around and guess what, a major snowstorm is scheduled for the day of our interviews. I tried to go in and reschedule, but nothing was available. The closest available appointments were in Vermont on the Canadian border. Now, that won’t work since Vermont doesn’t let people from Massachusetts in since we have […]

Government fun and games

February 24, 2021


No, this post is not about any government conspiracies. Although that might make for an interesting post. This is about the rather mundane task of applying for the Global Entry Trusted Traveler Program. Except it was not so mundane. A year ago, Mr. Ken and I decided to apply for the Global Entry Trusted Traveler […]

Puzzle me this

February 17, 2021


We have all had to adjust our lives during this Pandemic. I am excited to have rediscovered doing puzzles. My dear friend, Lisa, gave me a puzzle for Christmas that featured the book covers from Nancy Drew mysteries. Ah, some of my favorite books! I was a little sad starting this puzzle because it made […]

I love my health insurance company!

February 10, 2021


Now before you all think that I have lost my mind, I really mean it. I know that the words “love” and “health insurance” don’t usually go together, but in this case they do. So thanks to Obamacare, I now pay an exorbitant fee for my health insurance premiums, all the while not getting much […]

Winter Wonderland

February 3, 2021


Although I don’t know if you can call a Boston suburb a “wonderland.” Anyway, nothing too deep this week. I am teasing Mr. Ken because he hasn’t done anything goofy lately that I can write about. All we do is go for walks and venture out to the grocery store. I was going to post […]

Find a reason to celebrate

January 27, 2021


This is a tough one these days with all the bad and sad news, but we can try. This week we celebrated the first anniversary of Sir Angus’ arrival from across the pond. In honor of the special occasion, we had to get a balloon, cupcakes and ice cream. Here are the guys ready to […]

Hang in there!

January 20, 2021


It has almost been year since we’ve lived with COVID. And the news just keeps getting worse; new super-transmittable COVID strain, not enough vaccine, civil unrest. When will it all end? This is a public service message from your friends in Boston. Hang in there guys! This, too, shall pass. I’ve been seeing encouraging signs […]

Pandemic schedules

January 13, 2021


Time seems to pass differently during the Pandemic. Maybe it’s because our schedules have been thrown off. The other day Mr. Ken says to me: “Do you want to go to Costco tomorrow?” I replied: “Not tomorrow, I have to mail the estimated taxes.” Mr. Ken nodded and said: “Well, we can go the next […]

2021 Resolutions

January 6, 2021


Actually, I don’t do resolutions any more since they don’t work for me. I used to start of all gung-ho with my list of New Year’s resolutions. By January 3, they were forgotten. So, I’ve been doing something different. Every year I pick a theme for that year. The plan is for my actions to […]