dimanche 30 novembre 2008

vendredi 14 novembre 2008

"Park by feel" AssHole

I'm at the Pilot in Cannonsburg and got awakened half hour (2:00AM) ago by a "Park by feel" kind of guy.
He didn't stick around to see the damage he did to my passenger side mirror and mount.
By the time I put pants and boots on and got out of the truck, he was gone.

Thank you AssHole!

mercredi 12 novembre 2008

53 years ago today

I just wanted to cross the Border.

Monday morning, I pick up my trailer in Ingersoll, ON and I got to deliver in Columbus,OH Tuesday 6AM.

At 1230PM, I start heading toward Windsor, ON where I will be crossing into Detroit, MI.

When crossing with commercial cargo, the load has to be accepted before showing up.
If it's not, they likely will turn you around. And possibly fine you.

My custom broker's (Livingston) computer system has crashed yesterday and I can't cross the border.

Paperwork was faxed at 1130AM and then again at 230PM yesterday.
At 330PM, I was sitting 4.7 kilometers from the border and unable to cross.
At 730PM, they acknowledge receiving my paperwork but still not able to cross.
At 9PM, still not done and I gave up. Decided to throw all this time in my 10 hours and get up at 1AM.
At 1AM Tuesday, still not done and the guy on their end asks me for my cell number so somebody working on my load can call me.
At 140AM, I get a call and it's not good.
Apparently, there is information missing and they can not clear me.
Thank you for telling me at Fucking 2AM.
That's something I would have liked to know 12 hours ago.
Now I got to wait for people to show up in my office and the shippers office.
Got to wait until at least 9AM.
At 9, people start working on it.
At 1115AM, I get a call from the broker telling me I can cross at noon.
I finally cleared Customs at 1230PM. A full 21 hours later than expected.

New problem now.
I can't deliver on Tuesday anymore.
New appointment is 8AM on Wednesday.

Got to my delivery at 745AM Wednesday and trailer was empty at 1115AM.

dimanche 9 novembre 2008

Somebody found the Christmas stuff

My new phone

Those things are getting tiny.
Weighs less than 3 oz.
And it's got a camera and 2G memory for music.
I sync"ed" it with my laptop and now got 421 songs on my phone.

lundi 3 novembre 2008

It is so fucking annoying

when this is the only thing you get from your favorite website:

Especially when it happens over and over and over and...

I Love HD TV

dimanche 2 novembre 2008

samedi 1 novembre 2008