Displaced Yankee Chick in Texas

This blog chronicles my life as a displaced Yankee chick in Texas. I'm from the NY/NJ/PA area and quit my job 1.5 years ago to move to TX with DH and become a SAHM to our 3 kids (2 DDs and 1 DS). **Please note that names have been changed to protect the innocent.**

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Three reasons to celebrate

First, DS has caught on to going potty and refuses to wear diapers, even at night. He's had a few accidents during the day, but none at night so far. *knock wood*

Second, I got a job and I start in just over a week. Woo hoo!

Third, it's my birthday. Mmmm, cake!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Tomorrow's the BIG DAY!

Tomorrow is Miss B's first day of first grade. She is so excited to be going back to school. Four of her Kindy classmates are in her class, which makes it nice. And she really seems to like her teacher, who is new to the First Grade group this year (she taught a higher grade previously at the school).

This is a pic of Miss B and her teacher at Meet the Teacher night last week.

Monday, August 20, 2007

I've been scammed

I'm so angry I could spit. DH and I were duped by a company based in Mesa, AZ, or is it Colleyville, TX, or could it be Orange Park, FL... It has so many names and locations. ARGH! They told us they could lower our credit card interest rates, so we said we were interested. Aha! They've got that on tape! Once they got our agreement on tape, then they mentioned the fee. An exorbitant one. Nearly $1000! DH told them he'd think about it and call them back. The next day he called back to cancel the service and told them we were not interested. Funny thing is, they have no record of THIS call. Hmmm. Now they've charged our credit card the nearly $1K fee, and claim that we agreed to all this. Once DH mentioned that we were contesting the fee with our credit card company, the CSR said, "You agreed to it. We have it on tape. Good luck fighting it." Nice, huh?!

I'm just sick over this. I'm annoyed and mad at us for being so stupid to fall for this, and to be dumb enough to give them our personal information. UGH. I don't even want to think about how long it could take to resolve this.

We've already posted complaints with the local branch of the BBB and also with ripoffreport.com. I don't think I'll ever do business with anyone again without checking ripoffreport.com first.

Now I'm off to check our credit reports...