The whole of South Western Ontario put a "halt" on all the School Buses running as there was a huge Storm Warning issued last night for today. I know down Toronto way, as well in the Kitchener area, there was some freezing rain, however nothing like they had been calling for. Not even a snowflake here; we had more yesterday.
Apparently the Ice scare is not over for Southern Ontario as there is still a Major Ice Storm Warning for this evening. You may read more about that HERE.
My "Crabby Cabbie" was right in the spirit of the Storm Warnings with his Facebook post this morning, at the expense of the Groundhog of course.
Hahaha ... could not have been a better time for this to be posted ! Are you in the Saugeen Shores or South Bruce Peninsula area, as a full-time resident or cottager maybe? we would LOVE your support over at Facebook on the "Crabby Cabbie's" Page .... check us out HERE. Thanks to all in advance who are able to do so.
Unfortunately Rob was having a few mechanical problems with his Crabby Cabbie vehicles, so this morning he had to bring a vehicle into our mechanics, where I had to pick him up while it was left to be fixed.
Rob does not let any least little mechanical problem go on once he is made aware of one. Why is he all over a vehicle problem that might crop up? firstly because the safety of our customers would be at risk, and secondly a little problem could always turn into a more costly problem if left any length of time. Good smarts honey for being all over this like you are.
Even oil changes are done on our Crabby Cabbie vehicles like clockwork, every 5,000 km. That can happen in just a short two week span. *Sigh*, I really do not know how some people think if you are running a business you have all kinds of money. On the contrary, as people forget that "overhead" such as maintenance, fuel and insurances (three of the major expenses that come to mind) exist and can at most times eat up any small profits there might be very quickly.
After picking Rob up, we had to go to the Wiarton O.P.P detachment to take in our applications for Criminal Checks to be done. This is an annual requirement that goes along with applying for a Taxi License, needing done since we could be transporting Children, as well as Seniors or Mentally Challenged persons. Oops there goes another $50.00 Bill.
Next stop was a courtesy call to a local Community Service. While there we were told how someone had relayed to them what wonderful people we, The "Crabby Cabbie", were to deal with. Wow, that made both of feel pretty dang good.
I am still of the opinion that all the negative forces which have been against us the past few months in our endeavours of creating a solid client base for The "Crabby Cabbie" will be overthrown with our efforts of honesty and good business sense hopefully eventually winning out. Building a business takes honesty, consistency and perseverance at the best of times, as well as excellent customer service skills, which can be tried at the best of times when in the Customer Service business, and hopefully not too many break-downs.
You have no idea how much my close family members, friends, and the Crabby Cabbie's excellent customers have meant to us the past few months. Theses are the ones who have been encouraging us on and supporting us all the way. Thank you, as you people know who you are.
Last stop downtown Wiarton was to our local Foodland store where we picked up some Multi-Grain Wraps for our lunch.
That day sure got eaten up fast by all the running around that had to be done. My "Crabby Cabbie" went back to work while I returned home to do really not too much of anything as I was feeling a bit weary at this point.
Pssst ... for all of us with "sleep" issues, here is an article I came across today that might interest some:
The day has turned colder it seems. I still have to go out and about one more time this evening with my Gang. The home fires are still burning, "Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard".