Its just around the corner boys and girls. I have people tell me that they are ordering for Christmas already (especially the QVC ladies that are embarrassed they see me everyday) when I make a delivery. Whats some of the worst peaks you have endured? I've had some good ones but more bad. We had a bad winter storm here one year. Any storm is bad here since we don't generally get snow and ice. The state is ill prepared to do much of anything. Everyone was bringing in undeliverable packages due to ice on the streets. We finally got a break in the weather and the streets were in pretty good shape a few days before Christmas. There was a backlog of packages so they decided to unload them all and go for broke. I was delivering out of a P800 that was literally packed from front to back. Had a helper with me and it was turning bitter cold again at sunset. Met a supervisor with my pick-ups at about 6pm and he asked what time I would be in. I told him about 1am and he laughed. Thought I was kidding. I pulled in at 12:45 am with an empty truck and a hysterical C/M. District Manager was there too. All he did was walk up to me and ask me how many stops I had run. I told him 301 stops and I think it was over 450 packages. He just smiled and walked away. I was about 5 minutes from violating hour wise by the time I did my paperwork and punched out. That was back when you could work 15 hours a day until you surpassed 60 hours in a 5 day span. I hope I never see another day like that. If it is any indication what this peak will be like, I am not liking what I am seeing so far. I was on vacation last week but the week before I had 13 hours overtime. They finally put on a p/t driver this week to help out some after he preloads. Figure I will run out of hours early in the week this go around.