Friday, October 2, 2009

LA or Bust

My baby is off on her first business trip ever on Sunday! She'll be heading to Los Angeles 4000 kms away for some training. The picture above is the only other trip she took without her family. It was when she was 19 and had just finished her first year of college. Her friend Rachel asked her to go on an adventure to BC via Greyhound 4300 kms away. H ence the "hat" which she borrowed from her dad. 4 days straight on a bus you need to have a hat! They visited Whistler where Rachel had friends and then spent a few days in Vancouver where they found cheap accomodations at the UBC residence. They actually spent more time on the bus than they did in Vancouver and Whistler. She survived that trip and she will survive this one too.
Thursday was extremely stressful for her. It was one of those days where everything that could go wrong did. Someone managed to abscond with $300 out of her bank account which thankfully the bank realized was fraudulent and closed down her account before they could get anymore. But suddenly she found herself with no bank account and no money. After several trips to the bank she got it all straightened out. We also called Visa and asked if she could borrow our visa card for the trip. The young man I spoke to was very nice and assured me this was not a very good idea. He said your daughter could be detained but he assured us that if my husband the Primary cardholder called by 6 p.m. that day they could overnight her a card. Really? I couldn't believe this. Well she had the card by 10 a.m this morning which is pretty awesome. Now I won't have to worry that she has money problems this week. And I'll sleep better. I told her to look on the bright side. Thankfully this happened on Thursday when we could get it all straightened out before she left.
Have a great trip baby girl and we'll see you when you get back!!!! Please dress nicer for this trip! :)


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Brenda said...

Hi nancy,
So nice that your daughter gets a trip to LA. How exciting!

I'm going to email you my cell phone number - she can call if she needs any help from a local.


NJ said...

Thanks Brenda. I'm sure she is going to be fine but it's nice to know I have someone down there in case of emergency. Most of the week she will be with a co-worker but she's staying down Friday and Saturday in Hollywood on her own. Even though she lives in Toronto she's still my little girl from Napanee.

Hilary said...

Be brave, Mama Bear.. she'll be just fine. I'm so glad that her banking woes got sorted out before she left. I'm sure that's a load off your minds. And she must be so excited about this trip.

NJ said...

I'm trying Hilary! It's weird that after living on her own since she was 18...over 5 years now I still struggle with letting go! I'm sure she will have a great time!

Ashley said...

I am so happy for her!!! Hayley is my most interesting and favourite friend!!! Hollywood and LA... wow!!

NJ said...

Awwww thanks Ashley!!! Hayley feels the same about you. She told me that there is so "much" to Ashley. I've had a couple short emails from her that say she is having a great time so far and everyone is super nice.

Ruth said...

Goodness. It seems everywhere I turn someone is talking about children growing up, including me.

It's hard on us moms! Yet, of course, there is so much satisfaction too.

Jennifer Brindley said...

Ha-ha! TMI = Too Much Information