Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hey, we're back!

Thanks to Amazon and the post office, my computer is functional again! Thank goodness - I was going crazy without it.

In other news, I signed up to be an Uber driver!


Yes, I'm going to drive people around for money.

No, I'm not worried about my safety. The users are trackable, and the transactions are cashless, paid through the app - I'm less likely to be robbed than a pizza delivery driver.

I think there will be two main challenges in driving for Uber.

1) Finding good times to go online and be available to pick up rides, and

2) Keeping the car clean enough in between fares. I've always been laissez-faire about car mess with the kids, now I have to be serious about keeping things clean and odor free.

Wish me luck!


  1. I have read nightmare stories about people having their insurance cancelled when the insurance company found out they were doing this. If someone is hurt in your vehicle, it could prove very, very costly. make sure you are covered six ways from Sunday, insurance wise.

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  2. I checked with our insurance company (Erie). They have no problems with me being an Uber driver, but Erie won't cover me while I'm on duty. The good news is Uber's corporate insurance WILL cover me while on duty. I could see this being an issue with cut rate insurance companies like Safe Auto, but we have a really good policy at a low price with Erie, and they're comprehensive.