Friday, August 5, 2011


A week ago I ordered a folding bike from Camping World.  I ordered it online as the price was almost $100 less than the store price and had $5.00 shipping.  I received an email confirmation that the transaction had gone through.

Today I decided to contact the website and inquire as to why I had not received any further emails notifying me of the status of my purchase.  I used Live Chat and the person informed me that there was no record of my purchase.  She told me to call Customer Service and place my order on the phone.

I called the number she gave me and the person apologized for any inconvience.  She took my information and explained that the transaction did not complete online - which sometimes happens.  So I placed my order once again.  The bike now sells for $194.00.  However, I was given the sale price that was in effect last week of $109 plus free shipping and no tax - so that was good.  

The order won't be placed till Monday and then shipping will take 5 to 7 business days.  I will receive the bike about 2 1/2 weeks after placing my initial order.  I hate to wait.

Yesterday I received the bicycle trailer that I ordered from Ebay at the same time that I ordered the bike.  It's really big.  Bigger than it looked in the photo.  It can hold up to 55 pounds - my dog weighs less than 20. 

I can't wait to attach it to the bike and ride down my street with my little doggie in tow.

It was real easy to put together and no tools were needed.  The wheels pop off and it folds down for storage.


Please add yourself to my Guestbook which is at the bottom of the page.  What a neat little gadget it is.


The key to time (like money) is not how much you have of it, but how well you spend it. These ideas have inspired me over the years to make the most of my day, one moment at a time. I’d like to share them with you.

Re-invent your day and your life with ideas like…
CALL a family member you rarely have contact with.

DONATE ten items from your closet to charity.

LEARN fifteen words in a new language.

GIVE yourself the gift of time everyday just to visualize, imagine, and daydream.

THINK about what your perfect day would be and then pretend that it is that way in reality.

QUIT beating yourself up emotionally. Each time you find yourself slipping into old habits - isolating yourself, making excuses not to make a change, procrastinating on a task that might help you advance in your reinventing yourself - don’t bother wondering why you’re doing it or beating yourself up.

MAINTAIN momentum. Just ask yourself this: "What can I do in this moment to keep moving forward?" Then, no matter what you feel in the moment - lonely, self-critical, tired, lazy, or disappointed - do something to keep moving forward, even if it’s one small thing.

FEEL the fear. There’s an old adage that says that true courage isn’t about not feeling fear; it’s about feeling fear and acting anyway. Choose courage instead of letting your fear choose your future for you.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


My cake is shy of a few candles... but 61 more candles would surrely melt the icing  ;-)