I Spy with my little Eye …
It is Halloween. And it rained … most of the day !
But the trick or treaters were out in force in Westmount this evening. The rain did not keep them from what they had in mind. It must have been a good haul for them. I watched them from the church steps hitting all the houses on the strip.
What a day it has been. It is Halloween, but I thought to myself this morning that it should have been Friday the 13th …
I had chores to do today. And I began with a little supermarket safari and to get some coin for laundry. So after filling my cart and going to check out, they rang up everything and when I went to pay … my Interac card would not work. There was money in the account, I just could not get the card to work.
They transferred my total to another register, and tried it again, no joy. So they tried it at a third checkout and still no joy. I tried swiping the mag strip and it would not register.
They set my groceries aside and I went home, which was just across the street, thank God. I called the bank and they said my card was working, but my account did not even show any activity that took place at the store. WTF ???
I went back to the store, and tried the card again. No business.
I then left the store and walked up the street to the bank and asked for a temporary card to do my shopping. It was there that they checked the card against their machine and said that the chip was bust.
They issued me a temporary card – but with a caveat. It would not work for 24 hours, which meant they had to give me cash from the account to pay for my shopping and get coin for laundry.
I walked back to the store and paid my bill and brought my food home.
Thank God that I live in this neighborhood. I am just a short walk from everything.
I did my laundry and cleaned up a bit and vacuumed. And then it was time for a power nap before departing for the meeting.
Half our group was a no show – some of our folks got stuck because they Green line went down just after dinner time, so nobody was going anywhere…
It was a small and intimate meeting and we shared on the Promises in Reverse. They are online, partially, but one needs a membership to the grapevine to see the entire reading, so I can’t post them for you. And I don’t feel like transcribing them into the system.
It was a nice night.
They are feverishly trying to finish the mall, they have been painting and tiling and building around the clock. I spoke to a friend tonight who said they might be revealing tomorrow, but i don’t think so, because the mall is not ready for the Big Reveal.
A good night was had by all.
More to come, stay tuned…