Yep, I still have a job. 23 other folks don’t any more.
Due to plans not working out, I had elected not to go to the Hot Foods party this year. However, some very worthwhile people were very encouraging, so I decided to see if I could swing last minute air fare. Sure enough, there were a few affordable flights left. So I go to purchase tickets and my credit card gets denied. I resubmit with another credit card, which goes through. So I call the first card’s issuing bank, get transferred to their fraud division, who explains that I’ve had some anomalous activity. One very large purchase with a shipping address different than mine, FOUR round trips to Boston in as many weeks, and 5 weird small charges from a web site. I explain the airline folding, two pleasure trips, a business trip in the middle of February, and we determine that Yahoo Travel bills their charge separately, as well as a zero charge at one point.
The outfit that sold me a laser power supply kit and tube didn’t ship the laser tube. Too bad, as I was hoping to assemble it at fortryll’s craft night. I emailed them to ask what was up, resulting in them faxing me a copy of my original order. I figured perhaps this was incidental to them shipping me my tube, but no tube. So I emailed them again, and got a very prompt response, followed quickly by a shipping notification. So I’m hoping I’ll have a laser tube for the next crafts night.
As of the last CD delivery, I now have 3 techno versions of O Fortuna.