Tuesday, March 27, 2007

The Chad Report - How long 'till the weekend? - So, I'm on a trip to the east Coast. It's been a bit unpleasant so far, but I've had at least one new experience - I rode in a cab for the first time. My trip I'm on this week was chaotic from the get-go. I dunno if things were just really hard to get, but my travel planner lady gave me a fairly messed up itinerary. It's all correct, but nothing is what I'd expect. Long story short: One week, two customer sites, five airports (NOT counting layovers), three airlines, three hotels. How does that happen? I finished up with NYC this morning. I spent two hours on the NYC subways or walking in the streets above trying to get to various stations, because they had all sorts of random closings today, and I took the wrong train. And it was at least 80 degrees. When I got to the airport, there was a thermometer that said it was 90 degrees, but it was in the sun. I arrived in D.C. this evening, and it's warm here, too. Pleasant for being outside, but maybe not for sleeping. That normally wouldn't matter, but the A/C's in most of the rooms of the hotel I'm in are broken. It took me a while to check in because the front desk was so busy with people complaining that their A/C's didn't work. I think it will cool off enough before bedtime.

Dastrups - If I get time, I might be able to make a visit on Friday afternoon / evening. Depends on how things go. But I lost my cell phone, so I won't be able to call you. I don't want to interrupt any Friday night plans you might already have. Send me an email if you anticipate being around on Friday.

6 comments:

Kim said...

Doncha just love the East coast? Sorry to hear about the heat. It's snowing here this morning. A hotel with that many AC units not working? What did you get booked in..... Motel 6 ?

Marilyn said...

That sounds like a REAL fun trip Chad! Bummer dude! What's going on with the weather, that you get 80's in March? Crazy. My experience with the East coast is that it doesn't cool off that much at night. Hope the rest of your trip is better!

Chad Groneman said...

It did cool off last night. But then I went to my next jobsite (10 miles away), and it took an hour and a half because of traffic and sudden road splits without warning. I'm looking forward to the weekend.

Kim said...

I thought you had a GPS unity to keep you from taking wrong road splits?

Chad Groneman said...

I did but forgot to load it with the D.C. / VA / MD area before I left, and didn't bring the cable to do change it with me.

Marilyn said...

Aurrgghh! Driving back there without the aid of a navigator or GPS???? I'll bet you will ALWAYS remember your GPS and all of it's little necessities after this trip!! My version of a nightmare!