Long time no see

So…. it’s been a while hasn’t it?

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I recently traded the comfort of a part time desk job and climate control for full time hours on my feet in the warehouse where I am ‘unburdened by air conditioning’ as my boss puts it.

The first week I was sure I would wind up crippled because my feet hurt so much. I got some gel inserts for my shoes & that helped some but the second week my feet hurt more and I was SOOOOOOOO tired.

But I kept reminding myself “It could be worse. You could still be on the phones.”  Everyone in the warehouse says the same thing to me “I could never be on the phones & deal with people. I don’t know how you stuck it out 9 months.” (I’m really good at customer service, which is a good thing because I kinda hate customer service & by rights ought to suck at it)

This past week wasn’t too bad.

Despite the fact that they moved our shift back an hour so we work 6-2:30 instead of 7-3:30 to avoid the heat. But it means getting up at 5am.

Fortunately life with the early risers Havoc & Mayhem has made this relatively easy for me.  Bonus is that I am long gone by the time they have to get up and get ready for school. This is now DH’s problem. Smile

And when fall comes and we go back to our old schedule I’ll get to ‘sleep in until 6am’ (there is a sentence I never thought I’d utter).

What am I doing in the warehouse?

Inspecting things. Making sure they meet the measurements & descriptions we have for them.

What kind of things?  Right now mostly Adirondack chairs and variations on Adirondack chairs. 

I will never sit in an Adirondack chair again.

So I am slinging around 30lb boxes all day long. 

I haven’t been to the gym since I started this job.

Partly because I am getting lots of physical exercise and partly because after working in the heat all day I’d need to take a shower BEFORE I worked out and I just don’t have the energy for 2 showers a day.

The demons recently spend a week at camp

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They liked okay. Mostly. Havoc lost his glasses in the lake the second day there & the camp never called to let me know so he was semi blind for 3 days.  He still had fun. He had an outdoor survival class he loved.  Mayhem enjoyed the competitions they had but is ambivalent about the classes he took.

They want to go again next year though.

While they were gone we redid our bedroom. New paint, floors & sliding glass door.

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The walls are HGTV color “A New Greige” which is a grey/beige combo that goes well with the oak laminate flooring.  The photo is poorly lit and there is really no way to get a decent photo due to the angles of the room.  But it looks nice in person.

We cleaned out our oldest shed (which is a container usually hauled around by 18 wheelers & came with the property).  We were ruthless. Tossed everything and being the cheap people we are we tossed most of it in the burn pile because we didn’t want to pay the dump’s charges to drop it off.

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Redneck burn pile.

Yes, that is MDF wood you are not supposed to burn that we’re burning.

We stood well back from the smoke & didn’t let the kids roast marshmallows.

It was fine.

No one said “Hold m’beer” at any point so you know it was safe.

The down side to full time hours at a job in tiny town is the lack of opportunity to take Scavenger Hunt photos.  But I did find a turtle on my boss’ desk.

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Pretty sure I can get “Someone plugged into social media” on one of my breaks as we all have to turn off our phones while working. (not a policy there just is crap coverage in the warehouse & the phone’s battery drains itself trying to connect to a signal). And “people dressed the same” can be done when I pick the boys up from Boys & Girls Club (our child care place) after they go to an activity (they all have to wear the B&G shirt)

We have July 3rd off for a 3 day holiday weekend so I am hoping to get some geocaching & scavenger hunting in then.

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