It was a busy week as I walked 80km (instead of 100km as planned, with the price of gas I didn't feel like driving an hour away to finish up the week with walks in Boulder City). The weather was perfect and the people walking with me were wonderful to talk to as we hit nearly every corner of Las Vegas with the various walks.
In other news...
- Here are 27 interesting things most people don't know (many of which I didn't know either!).
- Denny's has a new 'Endless Breakfast' deal you might be interested in.
- And here are hundreds of great 'street smart' safety tips.
- Here are 40 life-saving tips you may not have heard of.
- And here are 50+ tips for growing your garden for free.
- Finally, the SIL called today and told us she was scammed out of $7000 dollars from her checking account! Apparently it is a common scam, but she had never heard of such a thing. Someone called from "her bank", almost exactly like what happened to this lady, and she answered their questions thus allowing them access to her account. She had no idea it was a scam because on the caller ID, the name and number were from USAA bank (note these can be spoofed so never take this to mean the call is really from your bank!). Before she knew what happened, she checked her account and $7k was gone. I'm not sure how this will resolve or if she will get her money back but this is a good warning to be extra careful if anyone calls you and asks for any of your personal info. And one more tip, even though in the above article it says to ask the person for their number so you can call them back, don't do this. If you get a call from anyone you don't know, get the name of the business and the reason they are calling then hang up. Look up the number yourself then call the company and ask for customer service to find out if they were really calling you or if the call was from a scammer.