Well today was something else…

Most of the day today was spent in demonstration meetings for various online CRM/CMS/E-marketing service providers that specialize in non-profit services. We even had lunch in meetings. It was a draining thing, especially on my last day of work before going on vacation. There were a few things I needed to get done that I didn’t – I’m going to have to do some work tomorrow morning.

Adam and I were planning on going to Pitt Meadows to see my sister, who is visiting from Wisconsin with her newborn and toddler. I left work later than I had hoped I would, and found out on my way downtown that Adam’s wallet fell out of his jacket. Bad timing, really. We’re flying out on Sunday morning, and he’ll have to take some time tomorrow morning to replace his driver’s license and debit card. It’s not the end of the world – his passport wasn’t in it at least – but he went from a good mood to a bad one very quickly this evening. We retraced his route from the bus, hoping that maybe it was lying on the ground (unlikely) but we figure it fell out on the bus. He had already called translink to ask them to look for it. They were unhelpful, as always. Translink is nothing if not consistently unhelpful.

We’re holding out very little hope that someone will turn it in to translink. There’s a possibility that someone will try to mail it back to us, but that’s of no use when we leave Sunday morning. There’s also a good chance that it’s never going to come back.

And so tomorrow he’s going to replace what he can. Hopefully his temporary license won’t be a huge issue when renting a car – Alamo’s website suggests that it should be fine, so I’m not going to worry about it. If all else fails, we set me up as the driver for the week, and I don’t get to take so many pictures of desert out the car window.

At any other time, this would be an annoying inconvenience. Two days before we fly out of the country to go on vacation, it’s a major inconvenience. Still, it’s not insurmountable, and I think we’ll be okay.


  • ashkitty

    April 11, 2008 at 6:27 am

    Oh, how frustrating! But I hope it works out so you have a good time, anyway! I’m sure it will. 🙂

  • sharolyn

    April 11, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    In Tennessee I was able to rent a car with a temporary license, no issues. It wasn’t Alamo, but I’m sure most of the policies are the same from rental place to rental place.