Thursday, May 31, 2007

Glow Stick fun and Wallet Update

Experimentation With Light Part 2

Well, last night's photo shoot was a lot of fun. Charlie has a blast, as you can see...

Experimentation With Light Part 2

And my personal favorite:

Experimentation With Light Part 2

Last night I had a hard time getting to sleep, thinking about the wallet situation. I've always been very forgetful and have lost many things in my life. But this time I just felt kinda violated. Yet I thought about how if someone was purposely using it, how desperate they must be to resort to that. I prayed for them a lot last night, to know the peace of Christ and be free from such desperation. Anyhow, before I could sleep I had to go through the car one more time, just in case it was in there. It wasn't. Then I woke up this morning from a dream that I went back and found it.

The reason I say all that is so you can imagine my relief when I get a call that someone had found it! It looked like it had been flung out of a car, and was laying in a ditch about 5 blocks from the store. Everything was in it except my driver's license and debit and credit cards. I'm so thankful for the guy who found it, and started calling various places (blockbuster, cool cuts for kids) to see if they had my number on file, and if they'd call me to let me know how to get in touch with him. So sweet! It kinda balances out the situation...the thief, and then the act of kindness from a stranger. It's a wild world we live in!

By the way, here are a few lessons I learned, if this could help you in case your wallet's ever stolen:

1. Don't carry social security cards or numbers, or any account numbers, passwords, etc (or pictures you can't replace)
2. If your wallet is lost, of course you need to call your bank and cancel credit/debit cards, but also be sure to get a police report filed. This helps cover you if any charges are made, and can help catch the perpetrator.
3. You can go to and fill out everything for a fraud alert to be put on your credit history. That way if anyone tries to open an account/ loan in your name, you'll be called first. And it also means no credit card offers in the mail for 6 months (I'm totally excited about that!!). Experian will contact the other 2 big credit companies.
Helpful links:
Gov't list of what to do
Annual Credit Report's List
Texas' List of what to do
Equifax or 1-877-576-5734
Experian or 1-888-397-3742
TransUnion or 1-800-680-7289

Anyhow, to get my mind off of everything, I spent some time this morning playing with some photo editors (these are free for anyone who wants to use them, and they're online...,, Here are a couple that I liked...


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