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  • olla commented on the post, Friday Surprise! 2 months, 1 week ago

    oh this is good.. you could start a small cottage industry and hire a couple of employees and then you would be eligible for PPP monies..

  • olla commented on the post, Friday Surprise! 2 months, 1 week ago

    I hear ya’

  • The week is about to end. Another day marked off my dwindling life.. I am getting very miserly with my time these days and I don’t like wasting any of it. I like it even less when someone else wastes it for me. […]

    • No surprises for me today. Just another normal 24 hours in lockdown. . .if you could call that normal?

    • My surprise…..a second sewing machine delivery.

      I wanted to make mask so maybe a month ago I ordered a simple basic sewing machine. I had given mine away years ago. I didn’t want anything too big or too fancy because I was just going to make face mask. But when the machine arrived it was having issues sewing over the elastic band part. I had to keep rethreading and thought….I could have hand sewn this faster. So I packed it up and was going to send it back when they contacted me and said they would refund me but they did’nt want the machine back. I could throw it away or donate it. So I ordered another machine.I wasn’t going to …figured so many people were making mask that I would just order some. But I had already ordered all the supplies for the mask that I better just make them. Plus…it was a project that would occupy some of my “lockdown” time. The second machine arrived a few days ago. It’s a Singer…a little bigger and it works like a charm. Mind you…sewing machines are sold out everywhere so I felt lucky to find it.
      Well….I look out on my porch and there is a box. It’s a second Singer sewing machine.
      I checked my order email and it was just one machine I ordered. I checked my account and no second charge. I tried calling a few times….I don’t know why I bothered because I tried calling a few weeks ago for a curbside pick up and no one answered I tried calling for 3 days and no one answered. I even drove there and the line was around the building. SO I did’nt get my order and they emailed me to let me know they were putting my order back and I would’nt be charged. So if they did’nt answer then…why would they answer now. I tried the 800 number…..nothing. So I sent them an email and will wait for a response.
      So now I have 3 sewing machines.
      Yeah….not a fun exciting surprise….but a surprise.

    • oh this is good.. you could start a small cottage industry and hire a couple of employees and then you would be eligible for PPP monies..

    • I’ve heard others stories about online orders that had to be sent back and the customer was told to keep the product and they wouldn’t be charged … but I must say, three sewing machine delivered to the same address is a bit much. 🙂 All-in All, that was quite a surprise. I think it is important to look each day for a nice surprise … to expect one, in fact … it doesn’t have to be anything spectacular … just something that will give us reason to smile and take notice. As a society of people, I feel most of us take our daily dose of surprises for granted … and sadly to say, we do not deem the little ones as ‘a surprise’ at all. So far today, I have been surprised by a $85.00 discount in my auto insurance, discovered that my Thoughts.com account was still open ( haven’t used it in quite some time 🙂 and I was also surprised when I found pictures of old classmates in my Inbox that I hadn’t checked in over a month or so. 🙂 … Surprise, Surprise, Surprise! 🙂

  • olla and Profile picture of EzwayzEzwayz are now friends 2 months, 1 week ago

  • olla posted a new activity comment 2 months, 1 week ago

    thanks for the invite.. whoda’ thought.. it’s thoughts.com.. I believed it was dead and gone forever..

  • good for you.. I do the same thing.. my mom.. she lived some hard times as a kid.. we gleaned and stored.. I needed a couple of things the first week but there was no panic buying.. I have actually been able to clean out the over dated things and have a working list for replenishing the stockpile when it comes available.. it’s easy one thing at a…[Read more]

  • the playground is always a good place to go with boys.. if they aren’t moving their brains aren’t engaged..

  • olla commented on the post, Fun and Safety 2 months, 1 week ago

    welcome.. I have eight grandsons.. they have been the delight of my life.. boys are really special.. enjoy every second of your time with them..

  • olla commented on the post, good morning!!! 2 months, 1 week ago

    chuckling here.. I feel like I just came home..

  • olla commented on the post, good morning!!! 2 months, 1 week ago

    oh dear.. I see I need to do some spell checking.. too excited..

  • good morning thoughts,com.. it’s a lovely rainy morning here on the coast.. I can’t tell you how good it is to have a palace to go again.. it feels like home.. I do know it is going to be different but I haven’t […]

  • olla and Profile picture of JulesJules are now friends 2 months, 1 week ago

  • thank you so much for all of your help.. I do sometimes post visuals but I’m not sure I’m ready for that yet.. we’ll see..

  • it has been an interesting day.. I want to thank Jules for helping me find my way around.. I think I can work with this.. we’ll see..

    I sent requests to those I could find.. if you changed your name let me […]

    • You’ll do ok. Basic posting is very simple, as soon as you click on *New* it takes you straight to a block with a Title and text field. And fundamentally, that’s all it is. . .blocks, blocks, blocks.

      If you post videos. . .yes, there’s a block for that, too. But if you rarely do that and only post text you’ll have no trouble at all and find it a breeze. For future problems, if you encounter any, either myself or the mods will be able to help you sort them out.

    • thank you so much for all of your help.. I do sometimes post visuals but I’m not sure I’m ready for that yet.. we’ll see..

  • ok.. that is all I needed to know.. “ignore” I can do..

  • thank you.. that is very helpful..

  • thank you.. yes.. there it is…and what is a snippet..??

  • thank you so much for your help.. I think I am finally starting to get started.. it’s been awhile so we’ll see where it leads..

    • thanks for the invite.. whoda’ thought.. it’s thoughts.com.. I believed it was dead and gone forever..

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