I have just taken a new job in Great Falls, Montana. A new state and new areas to explore.
By: joealaska , 8:58 AM GMT on February 13, 2012
Friday was pretty busy, even though our container vessel was late.
It arrived at 10 PM Friday (15 hours late). One boat was waiting for their STUFF. We had five food vans plus a freight container. That boats product was scattered over all five vans. We had to touch them all.
I had the guys at the warehouse at 5 AM Saturday. That boat wanted their product at 8 AM.
It was snowing and they had to plow the dock.
At 8 AM we had most of their fright, but one container was still not there. We delivered what we had, and the rest followed shortly. We got a nice compliment from the customer.
The rest of the day was one situation after another. The phone never stopped ringing. I had to re-charge twice.
Our warehouse was PACKED with pallets of incoming freight, and two boat crews stopped in for food. We are not really a walk in place, but it happens. It was crazy busy, and we took care of those customers.
We only have room for four vans at our dock, but we had to jam a fifth off to the side.
I prefer to be hands on, but it was hands on the phone all day.
We delivered the last piece of air freight at 9 PM.
I got a call at 8 AM saying a boat needed a small order delivered by 4 PM.
Dutchie was working on waking me by walking across me over and over. FLUFF the Far West Cat also woke me by turning on the I-mac. A blast of light. I had no hard feelings. That cat still has an eye for the mouse...
Then there was another long day Sunday. But we got a lot done. I had a nice cold during it all, making it all the more interesting.
It has been a fox feeding frenzy the last several nights. A couple nights ago GOLDEN ROD showed up. I had fox visits the last couple nights. But ROD was new. I was standing on the chow porch checking out the late night scenery. Often I step outside just before I hit the sack, no matter what the weather. You never know what may be lurking.
I saw nothing. But I heard SOMETHING close by. A golden fox about 6 feet away just below where I stood on the porch. Then he scattered away. But he was right back. He was pretty friendly.
I went inside and got some food. I left the door open. When I came back a few seconds later, ROD was in the mud room. All the way in. I tried to get some pics, but it was quick and blurry.
HOPPY had stuck his head in that door a couple years ago and I took that picture called NICE PLACE! Rod was full body in.
Nothing tonight yet.
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