Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Full Moon
Sunny and hot

It’s in the mid-80’s today. What’s up with that?

Still fighting with DHL. Either their driver’s been going to a different address or he’s recording false information into his record. Either way, it’s unacceptable. And the fact that customer service has absolutely no interest in solving the problem. So, it was time to contact Corporate Headquarters. Let’s face it, if they ever actually had shown up, they would have noticed that great big, sealed envelope that says “DHL” in big letters. And it hasn’t been touched for seven days. No one even attempted delivery.

Once I get my materials, I’ll be invoicing them, at my regular freelance rate, for the time wasted on them.

Brandy suggested UPS – -they’re even worse. They refuse to deliver to this complex until after 7 PM – although they’ll deliver to every other building in the area, because they’ve decided that it’s “residential” and they “don’t” deliver to residences before 7 PM.
Bite me, UPS.

And Fed Ex sucks unless it’s an LL Bean delivery. LL Bean whips them into shape.

Anyone know if Purolator Courier still exits? I used to like them. And there was some other one, that was mostly international. They had a maroon logo – wish I could remember them – started with a “B”, I think?

I bought Mindy’s boo-ook! I bought Mindy’s booo-ook! And now I can’t wait to read it. Although, before I got my hands on it, I’d started, yesterday, one of Donna Leon’s Venice mysteries – where have I been, all these years, not to read them? Fascinating!

I got through work – always nice to catch up with the people I enjoy, including one of my favorite colleagues who just returned from creating a dance project in Findhorn, Scotland. And another favorite colleague, who’s participating in the Avon Walk Against Breast Cancer.

I have to get to the post office today and send off my first Book Mooch requested book. Looking forward to it. I’m so happy these books will get good homes! And, I requested my first book. So it’s all good.

I’ve been crocheting my little heart out – time to do a post over at Tactile Muse this week. And my SDR post will go up at some point today.

One of my editors requested some revisions for an article. I had some more questions, so as soon as those are answered. I can do the revisions. There are a couple of directions we can go with this, and I want to make sure I’m clear on what they want – for what they’re paying, I’m not doing unlimited revisions.

Putting together my materials for next week, and receiving conference materials, so I have to go through all of that. I’ll take my conference folder with me, just in case.

I need a few more hours in the day and fewer interruptions. I’m good at being a bitch about interruptions and I’m still frustrated – I can’t imagine how someone bad at boundary-setting gets anything done.

Got a heads-up on a situation that might go down next week, so I’m prepared. Part of me hopes it does – it could be a catalyst I need. Part of me hopes it doesn’t, because the nuts and bolts will be a pain in the ass.

Frustrating morning’s work on Revenge Tangents.

But at least Crazy Downstairs Neighbor has been quiet the past few days. Maybe some other people complained. Maybe he’s been sober.

Devon

Revenge Tangents – 23,875 words out of est. 25,000

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Published in: on September 26, 2007 at 7:47 am  Comments (7)  

7 Comments

  1. Okay I have to know… What’s Book Mooch??

  2. Sober is good!

    Have you thought of having your stuff delivered to one of your good friends? I know it would be inconvenient but you would definitely get your stuff. Too bad FedEx and UPS won’t deliver to P.O. boxes–because that would be the ideal solution.
    I hope it all gets resoved quickly–and I hope this new potential “situation” just ends up as a rumor!

  3. I’m just amazed at how the delivery services don’t want to deliver to you. That’s so stupid!

  4. I, too, recently discovered Donna Leon! I don’t like the mysteries all that much, but I *love* the feeling of them, and the details of Venetian life….

    (I hope you enjoy SORCERY!)

  5. Enjoy ‘Sorcery’ by Mindy Klasky! Sorry to hear DHL and UPS AND Fed-Ex are some pains for you. I can say that Fed-Ex was here today and the guy was so RUDE!

    Have a good day and still sending smiles and good thoughts.

  6. Anymore, when I need something delivered, I mail it using Priority Mail. It is a little higher, but at least I know my package will get there, and it gets there a lot faster as well. Just a suggestion. 😉

  7. Purolator is still going strong. The only courier service I remember starting with “B” was Bankers. That was a long time ago, and they might not even be around any more. Best of luck getting the package!


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