Identity Theft…

Just found out our credit card number has been used twice and it wasn’t by us.  My dh has managed to contact pretty much everyone necessary (credit card company, both companies where the charges were made, etc.).  I just finished getting my credit report and will attempt to retrieve his.  What an absolute mess!  The damages so far have only been around $100 which the credit card company immediately refunded so we are thankful it wasn’t more.  We are now strongly questioning the use of credit cards.  It is soooo convenient for gas purchases because we both commute and have to fill up once or twice a week.  However, I’m wondering if we couldn’t try for three months to not use our credit cards and see how it goes.  For one, it would make any fraudulent activity that much more noticeable since we should have any activity on the cards.  Don’t know that it will go over with my dh, but it’s something to consider.

We are a day behind on our menu because my mom cooked us dinner Tuesday evening.  So, last night we had scrambled eggs, msg-free sausage, hash browns, and toast.  The hash browns were an experiment which turned out nicely.  I ran two HUGE potatoes through my food processor, skins and all.  Fried them in a pan with olive oil and seasoned them with Lawry’s, onion, and pepper.  They were really good!

Tonight and tomorrow we are supposed to go work on my Dad’s fencing.  Hopefully we will have it up by Friday evening so we can dedicate Saturday to our homestead.  Sunday we are shearing and worming sheep at Dad’s (weather permitting).  Just another weekend I’m not looking forward to, but it will be so nice once it’s all done.

I told my husband last night I was homesick from not being home enough.  He didn’t really say anything, but it’s true.  I want to be home getting everything put back together after months of neglect.  We have dedicated the past few months to helping my parents since dad broke his ankle, and our little homestead is starting to really suffer.  I think our dogs are even feeling the strain.  We have company coming at the end of the month (FIL and Step-MIL), so I may have to take a day off to get it presentable.  Wish me luck!

Have a great weekend!


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