I can only imagine the emotions and feelings of the families, friends and community of Humboldt, Saskatchewan.
I simply want to add my voice to the many who are thinking about Humboldt, that I am as well.
As some may know I learned to play hockey in 2007 with Madison Gay Hockey Association and it has forever changed my life. My social connections may not be as strong any more and I may not have played in years, but I know what that bond is like and it’s incredible how it brings everyone together.
Alright so I gave up on the mornings quickly after my 6:15am alarm went off on Monday morning. I can’t always bank on this, but the fact that there so many events going on this week/weekend meant I knew I’d hit it just on evenings. So, just before midnight I hit the full power driver bonus and it feels real good!
In life there will be many opportunities to go the extra mile, and usually it pays off. In my case, this week I’ll show just how close I got to an additional bonus amount had i driven just a few more hours. These images show what I drove this past week, and how close I got to an additional $175.
The past month has been a whirlwind, capped with a move from Kirkland to Everett where I have my own apartment. It’s still very empty here as I’ve been a roommate for nine years, so I only have my bedroom of things. I tend to stay in my room with everything until I get furniture and such.
For the second time in the three years I’ve lived in Seattle, I finally got to park and wander Pike Place Market. Sure it’s not as exciting as when it’s open but it’s still a neat sight when everything’s in a state of preparation for the next day. Afterward I enjoyed a huge brownie from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.
Is it me or is the Monday after a holiday weekend slow? There wasn’t any sporting events, no big concerts. Pete Souza was at the Moore promoting his new book which sounds awesome. But I was out for most of the day today so I’m proud for sticking it out.Alright so I didn’t entirely drive twelve hours today. A buddy from Vancouver was here for his first visit to Seattle, and I said meeting up would happen and it did. We caught up and went to grab lunch at Chick-fil-A and hit up a few stores to look for a new datebook.
So after getting home last night I was a good boy and put myself to bed by 4am. I woke up around noon and put some laundry in and ultimately passed back out until 5pm. After a quick shower I dashed off to Panda Express for lunchinner and drove around until an airport run at 10pm. I decided to call it quits and drove back home with destination mode on in both apps, but no pings.
I’m not entirely sure what to make of tonight, having signed in to both Lyft and Uber again. I gave twenty rides total, with just three of those being pink moustache rides, but I made around $200 combined. Between the on and off rain, the Huskies game (GO DAWGS!) and two big holiday concerts downtown I was busy enough. I still not sure what to think of this strategy of double dipping, but tomorrow is one more day to see. At least I had a few moments of downtime where I could pop in to a Safeway or just get out and stretch.
I decided I would sign in to both Lyft and Uber tonight. I know many drivers do it to maximize earnings potential, but I can’t help but imagine the opportunities I missed out by sticking to one vs another. It wasn’t a bad night overall, but it was quieter and I suspect everyone was taking it easy after the big turkey day yesterday.