Friday, May 16, 2014
Yesterday was a very bad day for me. I was on the way to work and had to do a very difficult merge. No one ever wants to let you in. I managed to squeeze into the back-up of cars before my lane ran out, and suddenly, the guy in front of me braked. I was maybe a foot behind him, with no chance to stop. My car rolled into his at 10 mph. The first thing he did was jump out yelling, "Oh my neck! My neck hurts." Oh sure, was my thought. So I gave him my information and then drove my car off the busy parkway and into a nearby neighborhood, where I called for a tow truck. Meanwhile, the guy who saw an opportunity to make a few bucks went to the hospital.
It gets worse. My insurer, Fireman's Fund, claimed they sent me a bill in January and cancelled me in February for non-payment. They have done this before. I seem to receive my mail from everyone else, and I don't understand where Fireman's mail goes. Anyhow, it turns out I had no insurance, or so it seemed. My insurance agent got me a policy quickly, and it should all be OK. A neighbor lent me a car. I am naming Fireman's because they are not a responsive agency. They refused to reinstate me, even though I've been with them for over 25 years without one claim. Suddenly, I'm a no-count. They should be so lucky to have a stable of clients with no claims. They don't believe in online billing, apparently, so when I've asked, I've been told I have to pay the old-fashioned way. Bye, Fireman's. If you sent a bill, I didn't get it. Hard for you to understand, apparently, that USPS isn't terribly reliable.
This week, Mom got a bit stronger, although we did have a scare. She choked on one of her calcium "horse pills," and my sister had to do the Heimlich. I went out and bought calcium chewies. It's always something, huh?
I'll admit to doing no beauty shopping this week, with all the goings on. I must hit the stores tomorrow. I'm feeling out of the loop. I do have 6-8 boxes sitting near my front door, so opening them will be a treat tonight. One of them has a new YSL "blurring powder" that I can't wait to show you. I'm generally now a powder person, but this one is amazing.
It's time for the Friday Forum. I love this part of our week. What new products did you discover this week? Did you find any deals you couldn't resist? Are you using a fabulous product and want to sing its praises? Did you find a beauty product disappointing? Do you have a question others might be able to answer? Want to talk about skin care? What's new in your life? Just use the comments. Don't be shy. Just make sure to ask any question you might have over the weekend. By early the next week, most (not all) readers will have moved on.
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