Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Wednesday's Labor Hodgepodge

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1. Something you've done in recent days or months that might be described as a labor of love?

Getting things ready for school to start.  My son started 10th grade and since we homeschool I organized all of his books and my paperwork so we would be off to a smooth start.  I wanted to help my daughter who started college but she had it all figured out.  I am adjusting ;)  

2. Last time you 'worked your fingers to the bone'?

Back in July when I helped a friend move out of her home.  I deep cleaned after it was empty.  

3. According to a recent survey people named the following ten jobs as the hardest-nurse, doctor, paramedic, police officer, firefighter, surgeon, healthcare worker, bomb squad, farmer, and prison warden. Of the jobs listed which would you say is the hardest? The one you'd most like to do? Least like to do? What's one job you would add to the list?

The hardest- a surgeon.  I would not want to do any of these jobs.  If I had to pick one it would be a farmer because although it is super hard work you aren't dealing with life or death situations.  I would least likely want to be part of the bomb squad.  My heart races and hands shake at the thought ;)
I would add teachers to the list.  I know some people think teachers have it easy but to be an effective, good teacher is very hard work.  

4. A recipe you make that is labor intensive, but worth it?

Eggplant Parmesan.  I make it every year for my husband's birthday, which happens to be in a couple of weeks.  There are so many steps to it and it takes a long time to make.  There are always so many pots and pans to clean when I am finished.  It is his favorite dish and he gets so happy when I make it so that makes it worth it.  

5. Last job you did or task you completed that required teamwork?

I can't think of anything.  It feels like so long since I've worked with anyone.  

6.  Insert your own random thought here.

Beware of the newest scam going around.  Last night I received a phone call from someone claiming to be from Amazon.  The Caller ID came up "Amazon Customer Service" and it even had the correct phone number.  The woman said they noticed suspicious activity on my account and wanted to know if anyone in Ohio had access to my account.  I said no.  She said there was an order placed for an iPhone for $750 and she would need to transfer me to the security department.  Then she asked if I had my cell phone so they could call me.  I said no way, connect me through this line.  She said no she needed my cell phone.  I told her she is being reported and it is a scam!  She calmly said "Ok, you can do that".  I hung up and immediately called Amazon to report it.  There wasn't any suspicious activity on my account.  These hackers can do just about anything including making whatever they want come up on Caller ID.  I hope they figure out a way to stop these phone scams.  It is sad to hear of people getting taken, especially the elderly.  


  1. Best of luck with homeschooling this year, being a teacher is definitely a tough job whether at school or at home! So glad you didn't fall for the scam. I recently had a text that said my Wells Fargo account had been hacked and it wanted me to click a link. I don't have a Wells Fargo account but if I did would I have clicked it without thinking? How many might have done just that?! I tried to report it to Wells Fargo and they just told me to delete the message and didn't want any further info. Weird. Have a great day :)

  2. Hi,
    Visiting from the Hodgepodge today. Goodness, thank you for the heads up on the scam. GULP!
    Best wishes for a great school year. High Fives for homeschooling.

  3. Yikes, scammers are so evil. I'm glad you caught on and reported them. Teachers do work hard and have very long hours! I'd like a plate with Eggplant parmesan right about now. Thanks for your visit to my podge today!

  4. I feel like there have been more scams than normal during this pandemic. Too much time on their hands I guess! Ugh! I haven't made eggplant parm in a long time. We love it too but you are so right in how time consuming it is to put it together. Have a good school year!


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