Well, I have just completed my first FULL week as a driver. Spent over a year doing preload. I have to tell you that there is soooooo much more then driving and delivering. What a week. First thing I am going to do is buy better boots. I have these cheap Kmart boots that have no support and no padding. My shins are killing me. 1/2 of my stops are single houses up on steep hills from the street. Went to one house today got about 1/2 way to the door when 2 good sized dogs came flying around the corner barking and growling. I stopped and tried to dominate but with in a few seconds they were nipping at me, I turned to run back to the truck and one got me in the back of the leg. Punctured my skin and drew a little blood. Thank God they had the invisble fence. What should I of done if I dropped the package right there on the lawn and couldn't get back to it because of the dogs? I did a nondel. Hope the dogs are in on Monday. The other night I was on a small winding street in the rain. The cheap little wippers were not doing the job. Cars are wizzing buy me and I am white knuckles all the way down the road. Between the wipers and the condensation on the inside of the truck it was hard to see the road let alone a mailbox. Made the mistake of putting the Diad on top of the metal instrument box instead of the Diad holder......made a left turn and right out the door the Diad went. Lucky me it was a side street. Last stop today, pulled up along the side of the curb, had a box in hand with a finger through the key ring.......some how they slipped and landed about 6" from a storm drain. Can't wait to see what next week brings me!!