Sunday, May 07, 2006

DRAMA, DRAMA, DRAMA

Sometimes drama can be good. For example, I was SO proud of all the kids for the amazing acting they did this weekend in Beauty and the Beast. They made Jacksonville High School history by selling out every single performance. They were so excited! I just adore those kids. Here's a picture of "my boys". I've worked with all these guys for 3 years, and they just make me smile.

This is our "Belle", Anastasia Papanicolau. She was just accepted to Walnut Hill, a high school performing arts conservatory in Boston, and she's only a sophomore in high school! Look out Broadway, she's definitely on her way!


Like I said, sometimes drama can be good. However, the rest of my weekend was filled with the bad kind of drama. I found out on Friday that my debit card information had been stolen and $1700 worth of transactions had been made to Wal-Mart, 7-Eleven, and Exxon in AUSTIN, TX in a matter of a day and a half!!! $1000 of it was flagged by the bank, so it didn't get charged, but $700 was sucked right out of my checking account. I explained that I was in North Carolina at the time, with my debit card IN MY WALLET. And when they asked where my husband was, I laughed and told them that he was in Iraq and that his card was in his wallet in Ramadi. I have proof that Ryan is in Iraq because there's a paper that says so, but now they have to prove that I was in North Carolina on Thursday and Friday, which is funny to me. That shouldn't be a problem since I was videoed playing for the musical both days, not to mention my name is in the program. I know that this kind of stuff happens to people all the time, but when it's YOU, it's really scary. I feel so violated! I had to file a police report here in North Carolina, so the sherrif came to my house to start the process. But, because the "crime" took place in Texas, the Austin Police have to do the investigating. They assigned me a detective that will work with my bank to hopefully track down whoever this loser is. In the meantime, my card had to be cancelled, which means that Ryan's card was cancelled too. That card is what he uses whenever he has the chance to buy anything in Iraq, so I feel bad for him. He can get cash other ways, but still... Not only that, but the bank won't mail me his new card when it's ready. They say they have to talk to him personally on the phone, and since he doesn't really get that many phone calls, I guess we'll have to figure something else out. It's not the money that bothers me (well, that's part of it), but it's just the inconvenience of it all. All of this to say, BE CAREFUL with your credit card information!! I still don't know how mine was stolen. Luckily, we caught this the day after it happened, but it could've been a lot worse.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a pain in the neck! Will you be covered for that $700? I've decided to give this an offical name: It's the Curse of the Deployment. Nothing crazy happens while the husbands are home. Jeeze...

Anyway, congratulations on Beauty and the Beast! Was there any fun pranks pulled before the end? I've been wondering about that ever since you told Jen and I about your own experiences. hehehe...

crazymom said...

Jackie and I had a great time at Beauty and the Beast! Thank you so much for getting us tickets! Jackie's first "real" show, and all she could do was ask were Aunt Sarah was. It was very cute. She adores you so much! It is going to be hard for her not to have you right next door anymore!!! You were awesome yesterday! You truly have a wonderful talent!

As far as the credit card thing goes, you know I think that just SUCKS! I will agree w/ Amanda and say it is the deployment curse. Lord knows we have been through this stuff before when it comes to our cars, our houses, lawns , the list could go on forever. But in the end, it makes seeing your husband even more sweeter! God is definitely testing your strength right now! But we all know your a fighter and will get through this. We love you and can't wait to see you for dinner tonight!!!!

campers said...

I totally feel you on the violated feeling! When I got my purse stolen last summer it was very violating and a HUGE inconvenience. I hate to hear about that! Not really what you or Ryan need right now!!! Glad the musical went well, and you can relax a little! Love you!

Finally an Abrigg..... said...

D*&@ that person! HOw in the world did that happen!!!!! I hope that you get reimbursed, but more than anything, I hope they'll realize that RYAN needs a card and do something about it. That's so weird! Do you think it happened off the internet or what??? only a week and half until NYC. I hope you have money..if not, I'll spot you. Oh wait, I'm poor too.

the thorntons said...

I'll have money...it just may all be in cash, which is really scary in New York! I'm not allowed to do any electronic banking for 2 weeks! Ugh.

Poefam said...

GOOD GRIEF! I'm so sorry that all of that happened! What a pain!!! I don't think your "fix it" book that I got you told you how to deal with MEAN PEOPLE! Anyway, I can't wait to hear all about your musical! I'm sure it was wonderful and would have loved to have seen it!!! 'Belle' is BEAUTIFUL and the guys look so fun! Anyway, I'm proud of you and love that, even though you have been overwhelemd with the commitment to this musical, God provided something that kept you busy, busy, busy! Call when you get a chance! LOVE YOU!!!!