One of THOSE Days

1 Dec

Sunday was The Squire’s birthday, so I treated him to lunch at the Olive Garden. I normally don’t bother with my purse when we are out together; he has the car keys and the VISA, so why should I lug it around? I had taken it with me this time, so I had my own card to pay for our dinner, but when I got home I couldn’t find my pocket book. It wasn’t on the chair where I normally keep it, and I didn’t see it when I looked in the car. I assumed I’d come out of the restaurant without it, simply because I’m not used to having it with me. We called Olive Garden and they didn’t see it, nor had it been turned in. The Squire called my phone, figuring it I’d left it someplace in the house we’d hear it, but no joy.

He finally called the bank to cancel the cards, which is a royal pain, because all of our automatic payments have to be changed, including the Pay Pal accounts. I’ve been ordering Christmas gifts online, and can’t do anything else until we get the new cards. Aaargh!

The Squire had to go over to help Mac with a computer problem, and when he got into the car to come home, he found my purse on the floor behind my seat. He was supposed to go to the grocery store but he only had $20 and my wallet contained less than $10, and of course he couldn’t pay with the card, or get money from an ATM, so he bought the most essential items – cheese and dog food.

I am working from home, and had trouble getting into some programs. A long story, but one thing I desperately needed to do was blocked. My site boss was out sick, so I had to contact a coworker, who walked me through what needed to be done, but I couldn’t make my computer do what hers was doing. Frustrating as all get out! We discovered later that I’m not cleared to access that program, so I will have to ask if that can be changed.

To make the day even lovelier, it rained hard all day. We had water running down the drive and across the carport, in spite of the drainage The Squire had worked on. A fair part of that problem was due to the leaves; I went out and cleared the drains at the top of the hill and across the end of the carport, which helped considerably. The pond was overflowing, which I have never seen before!

Normally, the water level is about six inches from the top.

4 Responses to “One of THOSE Days”

  1. HappyDog December 2, 2020 at 1:18 am #

    Dani, if you think you lost your credit card, the first thing you should NOT do is cancel the card. Tell your bank to put a HOLD on the card. What this does is block all POS (Point of Sale) transactions, but continue to allow automatic payments. Then, if you finally do find your card you can have the hold lifted. The Citibank app on my phone has an option to put a hold on the card, or I can call the bank directly. And the last time I did lose a card, the bank sent a new card and told me the new card number and codes on the phone so that I could start using it immediately. I hope this is useful for you in the future.

  2. Garfield Hug December 2, 2020 at 2:30 pm #

    Sorry to hear of your escapades! One of those days and it is irritating having to redo the auto payments as replacement cards are different numbers again. Cheer up and look at it on the bright side – the day has ended. Happy belated birthday to Squire and many happy returns.🥂🎂

  3. Bill Spencer (Happy Dog) December 6, 2020 at 6:03 pm #

    Hi Dani, I left this comment earlier but it wasn’t accepted for some reason. In short, and in the future, you needn’t cancel your credit card if you think it’s lost. Just tell the bank to put a hold on it, which will block point-of-sale transactions but still allow all automatic payments that you have set up. Some banks (Citibank for example) have an option in their app to do this. Then if you find the card you can “un-hold” it, or if you don’t find it you can cancel it as a last resort.

    • thisendoftheswamp December 6, 2020 at 7:02 pm #

      Thanks for that info! This i the second time I’ve pulled this stunt – both times because I wasn’t accustomed to having my purse when I’m out with my husband. I’m sure our bank also has this option, but I hope I never have to find out!

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