Lethbridge, Alberta High 72 Low 46
Yesterday it rained most of the day. It was not a hard rain, but just enough to make it miserable. Today looks like it will be a lot better day.
The diesel price here in Lethbridge with the exchange rate is close to what we have been paying in Idaho, so I decided to fill the truck yesterday. When I pulled up to the pump, I got an error message on the card reader, so I went in. The attendant told me to go ahead and fill and then come in and pay.
Except.......when I swiped the card inside, the reader said declined. We tried it on another reader with the same result. I only owed $146.00 Canadian ($117.40 US). I called my credit card company and finally was told that due to a security breach with someone I had done business with, that my card was no longer any good and would have to get a new one sent out. At that point, I had to us my debit card, which I really don't like to do because of the fees.
After being on the phone with the credit card company, we decided I would have to decide where to send the new card as I was told that they couldn't get it to me here in Lethbridge before we left. I called the Post Office in Chetwynd, British Columbia and was told that I could have it sent there and it should be able to get there by the 11th, but don't put a physical address on the package, as I probably wouldn't get it because it would get in with the Post Office's mail.
When I called the Credit card Company back, they told me that they needed an address and I relayed what I had been told. After several phone calls the people sending the card insisted they needed a street address. I told them what the Post Office lady had told me and they pretty much told me too bad. They finally decided that if we were going to be in Lethbridge through Thursday, the could get it to me here on Thursday, so I gave them all the information and now we shall see. It only took 8 phone calls and over an hour on the phone to decide that they could accomplish what I asked them to do in the first place.
We had been scheduled to leave here Thursday morning, but had already extended it till Friday because there is a large quilt show at the University here on Thursday and we wanted to see it.It is supposed to be one of the largest shows in Canada, Which alternates between East and West every year. The lady at the quilt shop told us that Lethbridge had to bid on getting it, and were lucky enough this year to have the show here.
I'm not sure, but we probably are going to see the Japanese Gardens in Lethbridge today.
Thanks for visiting.