Friday, January 24, 2014

Friday's Fave Five - 1/24/14

1. An easier fix than expected.  This morning I got a text from Andrew in China that his debit card had locked down. Big problem--it's Friday night there, and he is traveling in the southern part of the country, so he can't just go to his apartment and figure it out on Monday.  Mike is off today, so he met me at the bank with the paperwork that allows us to make decisions on his account.  It took some phonework on the part of the banker, and about 45 minutes (thank you to the teacher who covered for me at school!), but we got it straightened out--as well as put some safeguards in place for getting it solved more easily if it happens again.  And it was wonderful to have WeChat so we could talk directly with him via text as we were trying to get it straightened out.  He was even able to send a verbal text to thank us and to thank the lady at the bank!

2. A day off school.  Monday was a holiday for students - teachers had to go for three hours of inservice training, but it was still a nice day.

3. Great training sessions. We are studying Biblical worldview over a ten-week period.  It's a lot of work, but it's very informative.  

4. Morning Glory Muffins.  I wrote about them here, a couple of years ago--we have been enjoying them again.  They are full of good-for-you stuff and are very filling also--great for quick breakfasts.

5. A new title. My husband is now the Operations-Chemistry Safety Tagging Single Point of Contact person at his job.  He said not to get excited--it is not a promotion.  Nor a raise.  But it sounds impressive!


Barbara H. said...

So glad the bank issues got worked out in such good time.

That is a very impressive title!

ellen b said...

Glad you were able to get things straightened out long distance. Too bad that fancy title didn't come with some cold hard cash! :)
Enjoy your weekend!

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

Those muffins sounds wonderful! Great that you got things worked out with your son so far away. Hope you have a great week ahead!

Anonymous said...

Those muffins look delicious! I'll have to experiment with those ingredients to find a grain-free version! :o)

Glad you got a short break from school and hope you had some rest! Technology can be such a blessing- glad you were able to use it to clear up the banking issue.

rk2 said...

Apparently the $ comes when you become Sr. Operations-Chemistry Safety Tagging Single Point of Contact.

Sounds like a good week for you.

Kathie said...

Got a chuckle from the new title!

I love Morning Glory Muffins - we have a friend who makes them for us. I never seem to remember to get all the necessary ingredients. It takes a lot of things. But they are delicious!

Glad you got your son's bank card troubles sorted.

Happy weekend!

Susanne said...

Wow, that is quite the new handle your husband has.

Wow, that would be scary about the debit problems. Good thing you were able to get it all straightened up for him. And what a blessing that teacher was to step in for you so that you could get away and get it done!

Willow said...

Hurray for your 'easy' fix at the bank and kuddos to your banker. We have been on the parent end of kid needing banking/bill paying/money transfer help for our son in Indonesia when nothing was working on his end. Chat/skype/texts make everything so much simpler. I'm glad it all worked out.

I hope you're having a great week!