What did you buy at the boat show?

I love online banking technology and I don’t mean because it pays my rent and funds my lavish humble lifestyle although I am grateful that it does those things.

I think it’s cool that you can set up your bank accounts to email/text you when various things happen and at some point in ancient history I signed up for a random assortment of “alerts”. I’m not even sure what they were. I do NOT get notified for every single blasted transaction that happens in every account. That would be awful! Some of the notifications I do get are more helpful than others.

Like for some reason I get a notification whenever either of us puts gas in an automotive vee-hickle. This can be handy when the GG is off gallivanting around somewhere where there may or may not be cell service. If I get a notification that he’s getting gas I know where he is (and that he is alive!). It is even more helpful when he is on his way home from wherever because if I get a text message from a gas station in say Gaylord, I know he’ll be home in 3-l/2 hours or so and I have plenty of time to clean up the wild-ass party I had the night before and kick my boyfriend out before the GG gets home.

Other notifications are less helpful. In general I don’t really care when or where the GG spends money. And then there are the notifications I get when *I* spend money. I don’t really need those but whatever. One of these days I might de-clutter my alerts.

Today I got an alert for a purchase on the GG’s debit card. He was at the Detroit Boat Show! I knew he was going there. But what did he buy? I had already received a message that he spent $13 on what I’m sure is the entrance fee. I knew he did not buy the $800,000(?) boat that was supposedly the star of the show (but I think the star(s) of the show were the squirrels). That would be a bit too rich for our blood. The answer was something that had nothing to do with the boat show and isn’t worth reporting here.

So that is my Mouse in the pic, next to her dad (the GG). I can’t remember how many ticks they encountered (and collected) during that particular trip in which they picked up our Lyme Lounge in Minnesota and traversed back across the yooperland to the moomincabin. I do remember that the GG was so sick when they finally landed that we were trying to decide if he needed to go to the ER to get checked out for Lyme Disease. In the end he did not go to the ER. He recovered and it’s pretty obvious that he didn’t get Lyme. Most likely many black fly bites caused his illness.

5 Responses to “What did you buy at the boat show?”

  1. isa Says:

    He was here and didn’t visit… meeeeeee????

  2. isa Says:

    is THIS why he went?: http://detroitboatshow.net/twiggy-the-water-skiing-squirrel/

  3. isa Says:

    He should know for next time that we have grilled cheese and tomato soup and Two Hearted in the cafe at work now…

  4. Margaret Says:

    I don’t get very many alerts, just ones if my bank thinks there is fraud. Or if Alison is within $25 of overdrawing her account. 🙁 (which can’t really happen since we have overdraft protection and it just pulls from her savings) I do like the ease of on-line banking, especially monitoring accounts and transferring money.

  5. l4827 Says:

    Resting from a recent ‘Twiggy’ trip … and still figuring out the ‘game of one’ …