Like many of you, when I begin my day at work I have a routine that gets me organized and jump starts my day. If nothing is pressing and no emergencies in the jail or in the county, I grab a cup of coffee and check my overnight telephone messages. A couple of weeks ago when I checked my messages I noted that of the 8 callers leaving messages, 6 were reporting some type of scam activity that was going on in our community. With the snow falling and the temperature hovering around 10 degrees Fahrenheit I was thinking to myself that years ago the scam calls didn’t begin until early Spring and usually ended just after the county fair. Not any more I thought. With all the direct postal mailings, the creation of the internet and everyone walking around with their own personal telephone in their pocket scamming for money is now a year-long endeavor. [Read more…]
I don’t know about you, but I like to make lists, lots of lists. My lists may remind me what has to be done or what I need to pick up or who was going to do what. I think my lists are my way of making sure I don’t forget something.
It’s a security blanket for me. Whether it’s important or something minor- I just don’t like to forget or not be prepared. I feel better when I have a list.
Yet, despite all my lists, I have had to return and make that double-run to the grocery store for the one item that I needed and forgot to purchase when I was just there!
As I watched the snow fall this last Monday, I didn’t need a reminder list that another winter driving season had started. As per usual the first significant snow of the season brought out the tow trucks to lend a hand to those who slid off the slippery roads. [Read more…]