Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Ordering Online

Does anyone have problems when ordering online? Like getting something that is not as described? I mean like it is complete junk and you were charged an arm and a leg?
Then you contact the seller and request your money back and they say oh you can't do that! What? Well the fine print says all sales final.
Well I never listen to them. I go to Pay Pal and complain. Money back guaranteed.
My recent purchase was t shirts for the Eclipse, of Snoopy and Charlie Brown. They were so cute online. You might have seen them on Facebook.
 
Well here is a bit of advice:
Never assume anything.(-:
I got the two t shirts I ordered. They were almost 30.00 a piece with shipping. They were junk. The graphic was faded and did not have the colors like the above advertised shirt did. It was all cracked the ink did not cover the whole design. It was flat and not detailed like the above shirt. The shirt was a dark grey not black like I ordered. The white was actually grey in the picture not white. It was hard to get a good picture of the t shirts. The camera was not cooperating. Not to mention they had a terrible smell. Like something died in the bag they came in.
If the shirts were 5 bucks at Wal-Mart then they would be worth it, but not for custom made, 30 bucks each.
 
I asked my niece who works for a silk screening company and she said they were not printed correctly. They were printed in a printer not silk screened. That makes a huge difference in the quality of the t shirt design. Also sometimes the pre print treatment they put on the shirt will smell but it should go away after a bit. It should not stay on the shirt like mine did. She said something was also wrong with the ink in their printer and that is why it printed the way it did. She said I should ask for my money back.
So I did. Now I am sending the shirts back so I can get a refund from Pay Pal.
I will never buy t shirts online again unless they are guaranteed to refund money if not happy.
Those Facebook t shirt ads look great and it is hard not to order at times, but I will not order again. After I started reading comments under the t shirt I had ordered there were a lot of unhappy customers. So it wasn't just me.
So now I have no Eclipse t shirt to wear for the event. LOL Oh well next time maybe.
 
 
 


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Fabio

Fabio is doing well. Thought I would share an update of him. He seems to like the ranch life. Hard to believe someone just threw him out on the side of the road.






Friday, August 11, 2017

What Is Still Going Strong

With the heat things die or just go into lock down mode to survive.
Here are some things still going strong through the heat.
 
Of course succulents seem to survive in anything.


Also some nice green ferns are hanging in there.


My turtle I got from my Mom is still thriving with his mossy back.

And last but not least is a Clematis I dug up at my Mom's house. So glad it seems to be making it here. It is a very old Jackmanii



Thursday, August 10, 2017

Fall Is Just Around The Corner

I have noticed this week that the days are getting short fast. I wake up before 5am and it is usually light out. Not so this week. By the end of the day the sun is setting earlier. The mornings feel crisper. There are leaves on the ground all around. Which could be from the last heat wave, but 
they have been falling down all week. The grass is covered.
I enjoy this time of year. I look forward to the cooler temperatures.
I also look forward to planting fall plants and bulbs.
The seasonal sales.
Like the current one going on at our local nursery.
My husband got this really cool tortoise for me.
He also got two deer. A buck and a doe and I will get a picture of them next time.
 
 


Monday, August 7, 2017

Flowers

Well not much is left after last weeks heat, but what is is real nice.
 
First we have a Canna
 
Naked Ladies


 
I am also happy that at least two of my hollyhock transplants from my Mom's house survived the move. Maybe the others will too, but they lost their leaves for now. I am happy at least these two made it.

 
Last but not least a cute rabbit I got from my Mom's yard.


Sunday, August 6, 2017

It Rained

Yup you did read that right. Here in the place that it was 117 degrees last week, it rained.
So today was a good day. I read ahead for the following week and all the days will be good.
No more 117 degree days this week! Yahoo!
Maybe I will get something done outside.
Or maybe not. Who knows.
Maybe it will rain again.
 
The virus is gone finally. It took four days to feel better and back to normal.
 
Here is a nice cool picture of last Winter.
 
I can't wait to see the creek flowing like this once again.
 
Have a great week!


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The Virus Got Me

Fever 103 achy sick feeling. I was in bed for 12 hours and then up and moving. Within the 24 hours I am back to normalish. What is normal? I do feel better. Just tired.
Can it be Friday now?
Heat wave continues with high temperatures here.
Today's high was 110 degrees.
These weeds actually like the heat.  Not much else likes it though.
A lot of trees are dropping leaves so the whole yard looks a mess.
Can't worry. Next week will be better.


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Happy First Day Of August

As they say, Time flies when you are having fun! So I guess that must mean I am having fun right?
This year is flying by fast.
Some people say it happens when you get old. That could be it.
I remember when I was a teenager dreading the end of Summer and having to go back to school.
Although then it seemed like Summer went on forever.
I was busy then too. I guess the worries of life were not on my mind.
So it must have something to do with getting old.
I do wish the weather would cool down.
Today's high is going to be brutal.
I am hoping because of the smoke from fires around the state, it won't get as hot as they say.
 
Just for fun I am going to think of things to come in the cooler months ahead.
I hope you are staying cool!