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Simply Saline (Baby)

Must add to my Packing List

Provides gentle irrigation traditionally used for cold prevention.

Moisturizes and clears congestion
Preservative and drug free
Remains sterile throughout use
Infant Safe Nozzle
Does not damage delicate nasal tissue

The only sterile preservative-free nasal saline solution.

Contains no CFCs which deplete the ozone layer

See bottom of container for lot number and expiration date.

To moisturize, insert nozzle into each nostril and press as moisture is restored to dry nasal passages. Use as often as needed (non-habit forming, non-addicting).

Luggage Charge #3

Return Policies of Best Buy

Got an email today and this is what it said. Holy Moly.


Best Buy has some bad policies....

Normally, I would not share this with others, however, since this could happen to you or your friends , I decided to share it. If you purchase something from, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, JC Penny, Sears etc. and you return the item with the receipt they will give you your money back if you paid cash, or credit your account if paid by plastic.

Well, I purchased a GPS for my car, a Tom Tom XL.S from 'Best Buy'. They have a policy that it must be returned within 14 days for a refund!

So after 4 days I returned it in the original box with all the items in the box, with paper work and cords all wrapped in the plastic. Just as I received it, including the receipt. I explained to the lady at the return desk I did not like the way it could not find store names. The lady at the refund desk said, there is a 15% restock fee, for items returned. I said no one told me that. I said how much would that be. She said it goes by the price of the item. It will be $45.00 Dollars for you. I said, all your going to do is walk over and place it back on the shelf then charge me $45.00 of my money for restocking? She said that's the store policy. I said if more people were aware of it they would not buy anything here! If I bought a $2000.00 computer or TV and returned it I would be charged $300.00 dollars restock fee? She said yes, 15%.

I said OK, just give me my money minus the restock fee.

She said, since the item is over $200.00 dollars, she can't give me my money back!!!

Corporate has to and they will mail you a check in 7 to ten days.!! I said 'WHAT?!'

It's my money!! I paid in cash! I want to buy a different brand..Now I have to wait 7 to 10 days. She said well, our policy is on the back of your receipt.

I said, do you read the fro nt or back of your receipt? She said well, the front! I said so do I, I want to talk to the Manager!.

So the manager comes over, I explained everything to him, and he said, well, sir they should of told you about the policy when you got the item. I said, No one, has ever told me about the check refund or restock fee, whenever I bought items from computers to TVs from Best Buy. The only thing they ever discussed was the worthless extended warranty program. He said Well, I can give you corporate phone number.

I called corporate. The guy said, well, I'm not supposed to do this but I can give you a 45.00 dollar gift card and you can use it at Best Buy. I told him if I bought something and returned it, you would charge me a restock fee on the item and then send me a check for the remaining 3 dollars. You can keep your gift card, I'm never shopping in Best Buy ever again, and if I would of been smart, I would of charged the whole thing on my credit card! Then I would of c anceled the transaction.

I would of gotten all my money back including your stupid fees! He didn't say a word!

I informed him that I was going to e-mail my friends and give them a heads up on this stores policy, as they don't tell you about all the little caveats.

So please pass this on. It may save your friends from having a bad experience of shopping at Best Buy

Read their Store Return Policy here.

My Mom's Not Cool

I just found this book while surfing other IA Blogs...

Maia, a fellow adoptive parent and asshat extraordinaire has illustrated a fabulous children's book, which is just about to be released. She is amazingly talented. Check it out and order yours now.

Happy 28th

I know, I don't usually acknowledge the monthly anniversary's but Happy 28th month Anniversary to me anyway!
I just been up to this and that all the while procastinating on the things I really need to get done. Sound like me, absolutely. Anyway, I have been dying for a new mini laptop like the one my boss has. I was waiting for the slightly bigger version to come out. So, Thank you George Bush for my newest toy! It's BETTER than my boss's. ha. ha. He hates the fact that I bought the girly white one but hey, I thought it was cute. Anyway, it's so tiny, about the size of a portable DVD player! Now, mind you, it's not for everyone. There is NO CD/DVDrom so you can't watch DVDs or do anything that you need a CD for. I won't be able to any of my graphic stuff on it either. But it's FANTASTIC for what I want it for...
Travel (perfect small size)
viewing my photos from a memory card
uploading photos from memory card to online storage site (no room on computer)
and last but not least...
SKYPE for video conferencing!!!

It's got a built in webcam and mic and from computer to computer it's free. It's soo cool! Not only can I chat with my ECG's now, I can video conference from China and Giorgia can use it too keep in touch with Family and Friends that don't live nearby. It's the next best thing to being there.
Giorgia's Enchanted Garden has had a few recent additions. Go check them out here.

Here are some new photos that my mom sent of my furry sister...

on the boat...

dressed for some fun about town...

Okay, I think that's it for now! See ya!

Digital/Asian Scrapbooking

I thought I would just post these links if anyone was interested.

China Lifebooks
is the group where I found all of my text ideas for Giorgi's Lifebook

China Digital Scrapbooks
is the group where you pay a one time $5 fee to join and where I get all my scrapbook Layout ideas for Giorgi's Lifebook.

Creative Memories Scrapbooking & Digital Software

The Main Software that I use and did a mini demonstration:
Photo Impact Pro10
I bought mine at Costco for, I think, $59.99 last year.

The now have a new version
Photo Impact Pro11
It looks to be 99.95 with a $30 rebate.

Some sites for FREEBIES (digital downloads)

There are HUNDREDS of BLOGS on Blogspot that have free digital downloads.

Asian Themed Digital Stuff
Free Asian Fonts
Paper Scrapbooking Stuff

Airline Fees GOING INSANE!!!

I just read all this stuff online today about AIRLINE FEES!!

US Airways, United Airlines match American Airlines' $15 bag fee.

It's been reported that for US Airways the bag fee will be waived for frequent-flier passengers in Silver, Gold, Platinum and Chairman's Preferred programs, and first- and envoy-class passengers, as well as some other passengers, including military passengers and unaccompanied children.

US Airways to charge $2 for soda.

US Airways Inc. said Thursday that it will begin charging its coach passengers $2 for sodas and fruit juices on domestic flights, and raise the $5 charge for alcoholic drinks to $7.

In addition, US Airways and United Airlines Inc. both announced they're adopting the $15 charge for the first bag checked, following American Airlines Inc.'s May 21 lead

Many United Airlines customers buying tickets on or after June 13 will pay a
$15 fee to check their first bag, and $25 for second bags.

In early February, United started an industry movement for charging for the second checked bag, with many carriers, including American, matching its $25 fee.

USAir also announced other fee increases, including a $25 fee for domestic tickets bought by phone and $35 for international tickets. The previous charge was $15.

Expected are legacy carriers to follow the lead of discount carrier Spirit Airlines, which now charges extra for seat reservations — $5 for middle seats, $10 for window and aisle seats and $15 for exit-row seats. Other airlines also have begun charging for window or aisle seats.

A Chicago-based carrier also is increasing the fee to check three or more bags, overweight bags or items that require special handling to $125 from $100, or to $250 from $200, depending on the item.

United estimates the potential revenue from baggage handling service fees at about $275 million a year. It expects the new $15 service fee to apply to one in every three customers.

For some airlines...Travelers who use Dividend Miles travel awards to get tickets for flights will pay a processing fee:
$25 for domestic flights, $25 for tickets to Mexico and the Caribbean, and $50 for Hawaii and international flights

On Aug. 6, US Airways is eliminating its bonus-miles program for Preferred Status Dividend Miles customers, who currently get mileage bonuses based on their status level. Travelers after that will be credited one point for each mile flown, and no bonus points.

It might even come to this...
New fees could include charging passengers "by the pound," he said, as well as extra for seating selection, riding on a roomier plane, preferential treatment while boarding, cleaning the seat pockets, and a no-loss baggage guarantee, to name a few.

Below came from
USA Today.

New airline fees since January 1, 2008:

Air Canada: $25 each way for a second checked bag starting May 15.

AirTran: $10 each way for a second checked bag starting May 15.

American Airlines: $25 each way for a second checked bag starting May 12; $3 for snacks, $5 for "fresh light meals" on domestic flights (sandwiches or wraps, no vegetarian options); eliminated online booking bonus of 500 miles for round-trip first- or business-class tickets, and 250 miles for round-trip coach fares.

Continental: $25 each way for a second checked bag starting May 5.

Delta: $25 each way for a second checked bag starting May 5; airline provides complimentary snacks, but some snacks and meals cost an extra $1 to $8, depending on the item.

JetBlue: $10 for extra legroom, and $20 each way for a second checked bag starting June 1.

Northwest: $25 each way for a second checked bag starting May 5.

Spirit: $10 fee for checked luggage reserved online, and a $20 fee for luggage checked at the airport.

Southwest: $25 each way for a third checked bag, and $50 for the fourth through ninth bags.

United: $25 each way for a second checked bag; $5 for snack boxes, with sandwiches and salads available at varying prices; increased ticket change fee; Saturday night stays are now required for tickets in 65% of the markets it serves.

US Airways: $25 each way for a second checked bag; eliminated the 500-mile minimum mileage award granted for short-haul flights; will charge between $5 and $30 each way for aisle and window seats starting May 7, matching other carriers.

Virgin America: $25 each way for a second checked bag starting May 15.

Treat Yourself and Help others!!

Hi Friends, Family and any blogger passer-bys,

I found this on another blog and wanted to share this with you all. As you know, Adoption is near and dear to my heart.
I wanted to let you all know of an amazing and enjoyable opportunity to make a real difference in the life of a child. It is SO SIMPLE and I promise you will enjoy it! In honor of Father's Day, Wendy's will donate 50 CENTS of every Frosty purchased THIS Saturday and Sunday to the Dave Thomas Foundation.
This foundation exists solely for the purpose of educating the public about foster care and assisting in placing foster children in the US in permanent homes through ADOPTION. At this time, there are more than 100,000 legal orphans in the US. These are children who are ready to be placed in an adoptive home; these children have no family or parents of their own.

So go out and splurge on some Frosty's at Wendy's this weekend knowing more than $1 MILLION dollars was raised through the purchase of Frosty's over these same two days last year! This year's goal is $1.3 million. To date, 471 children have found forever families through the direct efforts of the Dave Thomas Foundation and many others have received much-needed special care. Check out their website at davethomasfoundation.org for more information and to read Dave's personal adoption story. Also know that a portion of all sales at Wendy's is given to this foundation every year.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and that you stop by your local Wendy's and purchase a Frosty or even a few!

8's Good

"The CCAA has finished the review of the adoption application documents registered with our office before December 31, 2006."

"The CCAA has finished the placement of children for the families whose adoption application documents were registered with our office before January 20, 2006."

This means "8" days! Not bad.

A work in Progress!! (NOT)

Well, why change a good thing. I am leaving this blog the way it is, but....
I'm working on a new unpublished one for referral & life with Giorgia. This will be my "waiting" blog. I will reveal the new one when the time comes!!! Hopefully sooner than later!!! So hurry up CCAA!!!
New Design in the works!!!

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