Try not to laugh too hard after reading the following.
I have not been to a bank in over 6 years. Honest. And things have changed. Ok I needed a bunch of 1's for transfortation to and from the service that is now serving this area. It is a big org called ARK. It's really cheap and I can be taken to my Drs office for $2.00 one way. Then if I travel to the drug store in my country it is $6. one way. If I end up going into SA county it costs more depending on where I am going.
I have an appointment on the 15th for a blood draw... which is the same day my fence insulation is due. More on that later.
This ARK also provided assistance for the elderly for broken pipes, house repairs, washers, drying and etc, etc, etc.
I will be calling them next week as I have some serious problems here. When I connect with ARK I will let you know what they can do and what they won't do.
But good news is that one of the women who plays cards, etc twice a week is relocating to another state. She is really great. Her husband died on mothers day last year and she has bonded with our group. Her home is on the market.
I asked the group what vaccum they woud recommend, she said "I have an extra as I have 2." She had one on the first floor and one on the second floor.
My cheapy vaccum is almost dead and I now have a really good one thanks for my friend. I have been amazed how we are all in our 70's & 80's and have bonded into a family. It's wonderful!!!!
Unfortunately is has been raining at least once in every 24 hrs. It changes from day to night or a little of both.
Wait I forgot to finish my bank experience. One of the women and I share out birthday. She is 5 years younger then me and we have become really close friends. She is the one who drove me into SA to go to my bank.... ok don't laugh.
My bank disappeared so we got lost trying to find another branch. That took an hour.
I have joined an org called ARK which provided all types of service to elderly. Yep that's me. Transportation is major and they charge difference amt's depending if you will be in your home county or visiting another county, etc.
We finally found another bank branch. Now I have not been to a bank since I moved up here. So finding one was difficult. I needed 3 100 dollars split up in different ways. So after learning how to use the machine and messing up the man helping me connected me to a teller. ROFLOL!
I needed a fair amount of cash so wanted 300 split into different amount, especially in to smaller bills.
It was really funny. But what was even funnier what my trying to figure out how to use some of the machines. There was a guy helping me and we were both laughing. My bank which I used to go to is gone. So my friend and I had to find the other bank. Trust me SA is not an easy town to drive in. Seriously stay off the main streets and the highways if you ever visit there. Anyway, I needed the last 200 in $20's and $5s and $10. Imagine my shock when the teller gave me the 3rd 100 in 0nes. ROFLOL! I opted to not have them switched into larger bills. So I had almost 200 in 1's.
This city exploded into being since I moved to BOR. I had a car then and there was no way to drive around the freeways to get back to where you started. The freeways do some really weird stuff.
So we were both trying to figure out how to get back home.
My friend and I had been laughing just trying to find the other bank. It was quite a day.. plus we went shopping I had to buy a few things and wanted some work boots for the yard and some good shoes to wear in town. My friend picked out a blouse for me.. it's too complicated to explain ROFLOL! But I insisted I needed a heavier shirt to wear over it. She picked out a greening blue floral - little flowers. I picked out a light green check to go over it. If I didn't buy it she was going to so I bought the blouse and the shirt. I have to admit they go well together.
After we went to In & Out burger. Then hit some stores looking for feed stores or pet food. I ended up having to buy all of it from Amazon. There were no local feed stores. Sheesh! There was one up where we live but out of our way.
It was a fun adventure for both of us. Oh, she's the one whose birthday is the same as mine. 8-)
It was a long but fun day!
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