Paying off a credit card

That's a nice headline, and it felt good doing it today.  Granted, the bulk of the balance was simply transferred to another credit card.  But still …  🙂  I also closed out the checking account associated with the card, making sure to close the checking account first. 

My fear was that if I paid off the credit card first, they (US Bank) would add a fee to my checking account because its balance was below $1,000 and no longer connected in any way to a credit card.  It was that connection that was keeping them from charging me a monthly checking account fee.

It gets complicated, like everything to do with finance these days.  Anyway, the card and account are now closed, and it still feels good.  🙂

A visit to Walmart

I hate Walmart.  It's a company run by slimy executives who don’t care about the mom-and-pop businesses they destroy, and its stores are frequented by the lowest class of people.  I always feel the need for a shower afterward.  But, this morning it made more sense to go there because they were the closest place that I thought would sell Frontline flea and tick treatment.

I was wrong.  I ended up at the much smaller chain, Nashville Pet Products.  At least they're local, as far as I know.

You know, I was going to post an actual story here, but I lost interest this far into it.  That should make Walmart happy, anyway.  🙂

Things that make you say, you’ve got to be kidding

Just the other day I had bought a second wi-fi router from a seller on Craigslist to daisy-chain the two together (somehow) to improve the wireless signal throughout my house. No, it's not a big house.

Anyway, last night our power went out for about a minute. No big deal, I thought, other than having to reset all the digital clocks. I'll give you one guess which device was the only thing damaged by the power surge. That's right, the old wi-fi router. And yes it was on a surge protector with other devices that were not damaged.

It was as if someone “out/up there” knew what was coming and made me start shopping for a new wi-fi router. Or, maybe God wanted to make sure I never lost my connection to the Internet … so I could post stupid things like this! Yeah, that's it.

Things to do in Nashville