Friday, 3 July 2020
What a beautiful hot day. I didn’t see a lot of it as I spent most of the morning chatting with Amazon and on the phone with my bank.
I popped into my bank account this morning and noticed a charge from Amazon for $90. I don’t use this bank account for Amazon purchases so I knew immediately something was off.
Chatting with an Amazon rep, they were able to confirm the purchase wasn’t made from my Amazon account and were able to identify what was purchased. The issue has been escalated to the fraud department.
Then I called my bank – TD – and waited 25 minutes to speak to someone. For future reference, when you’re given the option to choose the type of music you prefer to listen to, choose none. The quality of the music is so bad, it just greats on the nerves. The TD rep was awesome and escalated my call to another department where that rep took all the details then cancelled my visa debit card and submitted the claim to the fraud department.
I changed my login info and my password and I vow to stop using credit cards with Amazon. I’m going to only use gift cards from now on. Now I sit and wait to see the outcome.
I had a birthday dinner party to prepare for and lost a good chunk of time handling this. Oh well. I quickly got into party mode, preparing salads, appetizer tray and prepping the veggies. When everyone arrived, my nephew joined me in the kitchen and we worked together very well! Wine in hand, great tunes playing in the background, seasoning meat and veggies…it was a hoot! I was excited to use some garlic and lemon balm from my garden to season the veggies.
The meal was delicious and the birthday cake, which my nephew made, was soooo good. It has become his signature cake. Here’s a photo of it.
When the sun started to go down, the humidity lifted a little, making it a little more bearable. I watered the gardens, then Mom and I sat on the veranda for a bit, watching the near full moon rise. It was beautiful!
A collection of photos I took this evening as I was watering the gardens. Clockwise beginning at the top left: Watering my vegetable/herb garden, flowers blooming from the “humming bird” seeds I planted in March; tonight’s sunset, watching the moon rise on the veranda.