Friday, June 13, 2008

Wow, this is hard!

So on Monday, my husband and I journeyed to the Canadian consulate in downtown Detroit supposedly to apply for our visas. After an ordeal getting to the consulate, then waiting in a line, we finally got to the upstairs section of the consulate, where we were told that that we should just wait and apply when we cross the border. At least I know our paperwork is in order, but I still feel as though I wasted the morning running around downtown Detriot, when I could have been asleep.

Over the past couple of days, I went to London to look for housing, and I think I found a house that will be perfect at a good price. It actually has 3 bedrooms (one is super small), and hardwoods throughout. The larger bedroom will actually fit our king sized bed.
So... now the task of figuring out how to do first and last month's rent from a U.S. bank account into Canadian funds so I can not loose the place.

I have just realized how soon it will be August, and how soon it is that I'll be moving, and I'm starting to freak out. But what can I do?

Knit to stay calm. I'm going to go through a bunch of sock yarn. I'm going to start on some socks with this stuff as soon as I get home.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

UPS Sucks!

So I've had two packages delivered this week by; they kindly split my order into two shipments, so I could get the pieces sooner without charging additional shipping. Both times, the idiot who delivers UPS to my neighborhood left the package outside my garage, which put them where I could have run them over with the car backing out of the garage and when I got home today, I had to get out of my car and retrieve the package before I pulled into the garage. Furthermore, it put the package about 2 feet away from the street and in full public view-- where it could have been run over by one of my neighbors or stolen. Now FedEx, DHL, and the United States Postal Service all manage to find my house and to find their way through the gate to the back door. UPS, on the other hand, has left packages at my neighbor's house on any number of occasions and now have pulled this crap.

When the first package was left outside of my garage on Tuesday, I called the 800 number. The lady on Tuesday was very nice, and then someone from our local center called me and said that it was a substitute driver and that this would never happen again, and that he would make a note in my file that packages were to be delivered to the back door and not left outside the garage. So I was enraged when I got home today and found the box outside the freakin' garage again. I called and got a guy who assured me that this time it would make a difference. So now in the next 45 minutes or so, I'm supposed to get a call back from the supervisor at my local center, who I am sure is the tool I talked to last time who will say the same thing he said last time.

What do you want to bet that this isn't the last time that this happens? Because I'm not hopeful.