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MontanaMama

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Gender: Female
Hometown: Montana
Home country: USA
Member since: Mon Oct 31, 2016, 02:23 PM
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The dogs apparently had a staff meeting.

It was clearly a coordinated effort.

https://twitter.com/cctv_idiots/status/1245690316944035843

Missoula, MT music teachers create video to inspire

and engage students to play music while sheltering in place. My kiddo plays saxophone at school and takes piano lessons privately. While his piano teacher can have his weekly lesson via Zoom or FaceTime, it isnít as easy for the school band and orchestra directors to use those platforms with their music students.

Paging Susan Collins to the white courtesy phone!

Senator Collins? Do you really think this orange MF leaned his lesson? Heís killing people now Susie. You could have done something, you soulless coward.

Earthquake. Just felt it in Missoula.

USGS says it was close to Yellowstone. Any of you MT folks feel it?

ETA: USGS update...Challis, Idaho 6.5. That makes more sense that we felt it in western MT.

I typed all of my symptoms into WebMD

https://twitter.com/middleageriot/status/1243577821219471361

Montana sees its first Covid19 death.

Darn it. It was only a matter of time, I know. Stay home Montana. Please stay home.

https://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/montana-sees-first-covid--death/article_65f424c9-7fd7-56c7-8463-afd06c63f168.html#tracking-source=home-breaking

I'm married...but totally have a crush on this guy...

https://twitter.com/Kendragarden/status/1243200634137935872

Montana just got a shelter in place order

starting at midnight tomorrow night. Itís the right thing to do but I am still worried about making ends meet.

Weíre a self employed family...we just had a staff meeting to tell our employees that they have to stay home. We have let them know theyíll still get paid. Iím not sure how thatís going to get it done...we have a little savings for emergencies...and I called the bank to make sure we would have access to a line of credit should we need it. Here we go...

Amazon scam alert!

I got up this morning to see 10 order verification notices from Amazon in my email box. None of the purchases were mine. I immediately contacted the sellers in an effort to cancel the purchases but in the middle of doing so, my inbox began filling with shipping notifications for these 10 items that I did not buy totaling $781.93.

First, I removed my credit card from my Amazon account and called American Express to notify them of the fraudulent charges. The Amex person told me the 10 separate charges were pending but could possibly still post and if they did, he would note on the account that all of the charges would be disputed. We cancelled my Amex card and ordered a new one. I will have to continue to monitor my Amex account to make sure the charges are properly disputed.

Next, I went back into Amazon and changed my password and signed up for a two step authentication for future sign in activity. I double checked that my shipping addresses (one for home and one for our business) had not been changed without my knowledge. I disabled the one-click purchasing option.

Finally, I requested a phone call from Amazon to notify them of the fraudulent charges. I spoke to Allyson who was working from home in Denver. She filed reports for all the the 10 orders noting them as fraudulent and verified my password changes etc. She stated she had seen this kind of activity of late and that it was very likely that the packages would never show up - hence the fraud. If the items did in fact ship, since all of the items were shipped out of China, they would be delivered USPS because they would have to go through Customs as they entered the country. She recommended that I refuse all packages and send them back unopened.

Didn't need this drama at all today but all in all it only took a couple hours to get it nipped in the bud...at least I hope I nipped it. Amazon was incredibly responsive, which I did not expect.

PS - Allyson from Amazon told me that while she was working from home along with her husband and their two kids, her neighbors were partying in the street and in each other's back yards for the last 10 days. She was horrified.

Our local hospital put out a plea on social media for N95 masks.

An elderly friend of mine had a box of 10 that she keeps on hand for wildfire season when our air gets bad. She has asthma and COPD. She kept one mask for herself and offered the remaining 9 to the hospital. The immediately sent a courier to pick up the masks.

Health care workers are hanging by a thread.
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