I got a letter from AMEX yesterday telling me that my dispute of the extra day that the Wyndham in Philly charged me for was apparently okay for them to charge me for, because they sent AMEX a receipt showing a four day stay/charge. However, that is not the receipt they gave me, and not the shit I signed when I checked out. I signed a bill for a three (3) day stay because I had to leave early on Sunday to beat hurricane (whatever it was in July) before it blocked my flight home. I had to buy a 500 dollar plane ticket to beat it, too. I'm glad I did because as it turned out the flight I had originally (which wasn't refunded or anything) got cancelled and I would've been fucked. But goddamn it, I'm getting an extra $120 or something by those cocksuckers. I long since threw away my receipt because I didn't expect them to go behind my back and charge my card something other than I signed for (silly me I guess for not expecting that) so there really isn't anything I can do to prove otherwise. So basically, keep your hotel receipts because apparently it's not abnormal practice to charge people more than the bill says.
I got my replacement cellphone in today, another treo 600. Apparently sprint's protection plan was worth the 3 or 4 bucks per month I was paying them. Unfortunately, my charger was stolen so I need to buy another one. Now I'm going to see how the service on this one works and use that to decide if I want to stick with sprint after my contract goes up or switch.
I ordered two red jerry cans today from an army surplus store along with some mounting brackets. I think I'll bolt them to a 2x10 and mount that to the front inside of my truck bed, and replace the straps with either metal strapping or chain to lock it down. Then I'll have some durable gas cans baby. I'll just have to cover them up with a tarp so they'll let me on the ferry.