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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Fast One Day Weekend

Location: Campbellsville, KY (High 88, Low 71)

Yesterday was our final day of our first work week this season. I went back and read the entries from our first week last year, and what a difference. Being back in the same area again made things much simpler. The first three half days were supposed to be training, but really we just jumped back in to doing the same work process that we were already familiar with from last season. So that made the first three days a much less mental challenge.

sunsetThe nights are already a little unsettled, as I also found them last year, and maybe that’s just something that isn’t going to get any better. Many of you out there may identify with waking up in the middle of the night for whatever reason?? Sarcastic smile Well, waking up around 2:30 or 3 am doesn’t work so well for me when the alarm clock is set for 4. Sometimes I just don’t get back to sleep and end up getting up at 3:30 because by that time it’s just not even worth it.

Today is our one day off, so we have packed several things into these few hours. We went grocery shopping this morning to get what we needed for the next few days. (This year, I am going to try to do a couple crockpot recipes each week to reduce the amount of cooking I have to do on our days off.) Harry worked on a couple maintenance projects he wanted to get accomplished. And of course, the ever-present laundry. Other than that, we’ve been taking it a little bit easy for today since tomorrow we start our ten hour shifts.


I walked down the road a bit and took an updated picture of our campground. There have been a few rigs coming in almost daily over the past few days. It’s probably just as easy for people to come in a little early and avoid traveling over the holiday weekend.

We won’t be traveling anywhere, that’s for sure! Tomorrow we start Week 2!

1 comment:

  1. WOW is it time for the Amazon thing again. Seems just like yesterday I was following your adventure at the warehouse.

    Reading about the 60 mile bike ride sure must make you both very proud of this accomplishment. I am sure this increase in exercise with only help with your Amazon work day.

    I hope you have another good season, seem like it started earlier this year??

    And being able to walk or bike in will go a long ways in reducing fuel cost during the weeks.

    My wife is a full fleeg crock pot person. it nice to put a bunch of stuff in, turn it on and know when you get in its done.

    Something to consider in working 10hr days you can use a timer to delay the start of the cooking process. You know the one you plug a lamp into and set a start time for the lamp/ pot to come on.
    that way you don't run the risk of overcooking stuff, plus you can set it to shut off a bit before you get in so the food is hot but not real hot.

    have a nice holiday and thanks for allowing us to follow in your day.

    Carl in raleigh nc