Rant: July 2013 Archives

Pretty crappy night tonight.

Well it started off all right.  Went to Alice's with the sweetie for dinner which was nice.

On the way home I started getting anxious about stuff I have to do and unknowns I have to face and strangers I have to call.

At home we found that the third brake light on Stu's car wasn't working.  After we had just gotten the car back from a service *today* in which they assured us it had been fixed (this was the second time they've looked at it).  So I'm like, you've got to be kidding me.  One more stress.  More money wasted.  More hassles.  I mean I like Mick and all, but sometimes I think he's not a particularly good mechanic :(:(

The Old Reader has died, hopefully only temporarily.  They did a migration to new hardware on the weekend and it all failed in a heap today.  They're still hoping to get it back within a couple of days.  So using Comma Feed in the meantime which has all the same stuff in it, but isn't as good as a reader.

And then the real drama started (yeah the rest of it was just a warm up).

I tried booking the lunch I'm having on Saturday.  But because there were more than ten people coming we have to choose a set menu and pay $20 deposit each per person.  Except I don't actually know how many people are coming yet because quite a few people haven't rsvped.  And it's fricken expensive - with a set menu there's no choice of having a smaller cheaper meal if you wanted.  And heaven help you if you're vegetarian.  And also, because they're a "restaurant", people can't just pop in for a while during the afternoon for a drink - they have to dine as well.  So I've had to change the plans a bit, and then email everyone again asking *again* for rsvps. 

I fricken *hate* that sort of drama.  It's made me stressed/depressed about the whole thing.  


Oh yeah, and I forgot to call dad *again* tonight.. wonderful daughter I am .. *not*

I'm finally cancelling the last of our Aussie Farmers Direct orders.

We started off getting the couples organic fruit and veg boxes last year.  But there was no way the two of us could get through the boxes each week.  So we dropped back to fortnightly.  And even that was a struggle to get through.  The number of times we had something leftover, or simply too much food to eat and not enough freezer space to freeze the leftovers, was so great that in a fit of rage a couple of months back I cancelled the order completely.  

We were having similar problems with the milk and orange juice orders we were getting.  A week and a half ago I dropped our order back to fortnightly, as it would usually take us three weeks to get through two weeks of deliveries.  I checked the delivery calendar last week and there was nothing due for last Wednesday so I didn't put out the cooler bag.  But in the morning there was one milk and one OJ (don't know what happened to the other OJ - either just not delivered or stolen).  Grunt.  So I thought we wouldn't get anything this week, given that we got something last week.  But no, more damned milk and OJ turned up this morning.  This time the milk bottle had a small hole in it and was leaking all over the front porch.  There's now eight litres of OJ in the fridge, two litres of milk in the fridge and another four litres of milk in the freezer.  This is ridiculous.

Plus their website *sux*.  It's a pain in the posterior trying to even figure out if you're due for a delivery in any given week.

So while I like the *idea* of Aussie Farmers Direct, the impracticality of it all is killing me, and I'm cancelling.  If I can figure out how.  Have I ever mentioned how much their website sux?

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