I don't know how they do it, but most of our recommended transporters manage more often than not to arrive at both our client's farm AND our farm at a reasonably convenient time, at least if any hour between 5 am and 10 pm can be considered convenient. In my talks with commercial stables of various types, it seems that we are kind of blessed in this regard. At some places arrivals between 1 am and 4 am are de rigeur. It would be the understatement of the century to say that I am not at my best during the wee hours of the morning, and I'm even more of a mess the following day. A normal night's sleep for me is *at least* eight hours between the sheets, more if I can wangle it. Melissa jokes that I sleep more in a night than she does in a week. At least I think she's joking.
I'd say that either of us fulfilling our sleep quota is unlikely to happen tonight. We've got a 2 am arrival on the schedule, so I'm thinking it's going to be a big coffee day for me tomorrow. On a positive note (and there aren't many positives with 2 am arrivals, so please humour me), so far nobody from the transport company has asked us to meet them at a truck stop thirty miles away to stage the transfer ! :)
Hope everybody enjoys a good night's rest tonight.
3 days ago