I haven't posted since Wednesday. I have had all intentions to, but I've been C-R-A-Z-Y busy. Before I go on, I would like to thank EVERYONE for their comments to my last post. You all gave me a lot of love and I truly appreciate it. W. had another semi-meltdown on Saturday night. He had been outside ALL day and was completely over tired. Thankfully, this episode was short lived compared to the last.
So, now where have I been? Well, it's that time of year again and I am helping to prepare for the elementary school's PTA Installation Dinner and Chance Auction.
The invitations, which I donate, were just completed last night. BTW, we went with design #2. I have to drop off about 460 envelopes today to the various schools in town. Then I have to continue working on our Ad Journal, of which I am the chairperson for.
And while I am on the subject of the Ad Journal; If you own a business and would like to run an ad, please contact me. I am also accepting $10. donations from anyone who would like a chance at winning a $100. Visa gift card. Your name is listed in the journal under Friends and Family and you are automatically placed in the drawing. Please email me, for more info, at aschmittylife (at) aol (dot) com if you are interested.
The Auction is our school's biggest fund raiser of the year. It's a fun night out and we solicit some great prizes....of which I won quite a few of last year.
At our monthly meeting last week, some of the volunteers were talking about a scam that goes on by a group of women in the area. Apparently, these women show up to school Auctions and write a rubber check to get in. They take note of what color tickets are being used for the prizes. They then go back out to their cars where they have rolls and rolls of different colored tickets.
Yup, that's right, they grab a handful and place them in the buckets. Of course, they win and win and win; usually taking home the more valuable gifts. Everyone just assumes that they are a lucky table, when in all actuality they are scam artists.
They claim their loot and by the next day it's on Ebay! Can you believe it?! They sell the stuff off and collect the cash.
Now, who does this? What evil, deceptive type of person sits at home and concocts such a plan?
People NEVER cease to amaze me I tell you. This is exactly why I have a hard time trusting people.