In my first or second week, I was asked to volunteer to work the warehouse sale. Help set up on Friday night for a free box. Work the sale on Saturday and get a lieu day. I signed up for both. It was said that I might not have to work, until our “friends and family” sale made a local popular blog. At that point it was all hands on deck.
Meanwhile my BFF calls to say we’ve been invited out … on the same Friday. I agree to go.
I get up at 6:30-ish every morning as I have to get my workout in!! 😛 The “work” day was cut short for those doing the set up. So from 3:30-9pm I opened boxes and dumped heavy items into a bin … on my feet … in a hot dusty warehouse. It was not pretty.
I get home with just enough time to shower and clean myself up before my BFF comes to pick me up. I tell her of my day and the fact that I have to be back at work for 7:30am the next day.
We stay out until after 2am. 😲
I get up at 6:30am and curse my bad decisions. I did not have to stay at work until 9. I was supposed to leave earlier so I could nap before the club. But I was already there and there was so much to do.
We guesstimate that there was at least 2500 people who showed up for the sale. I managed to finish out my shift without issue. In fact I even ran a few errands before going home. But once I stopped moving, it was game over. Although I only slept for 2 hours around 7pm, it sort of messed up my sleep and I had a hard time falling asleep Saturday night.
On Sunday guess who went to bed not feeling very well? This girl!! Yup I have been fighting a cold all week and I am not sure I am winning. 😦
Basic take away, sleep is important my friends, very important.
Getting the appliances to my mother’s house is turning into an endeavour. I called the guy who moved my stuff 10 years ago and he wants $290 to move the 3 appliances 18 kms (11 miles) from a condo to a house.
I called a second second mover and the weekend rates are $90/hr with an additional $90 travel fee and $55 for gas. If I use them on a weekday the rate goes down to $65 but they are only available 7-9 am or 11am-1pm. Don’t they think people work?
Anyhoo, I was really trying to get this all done yesterday, but when I went to rent a truck I was out of luck. So instead my sister and I spent over an hour trying to get the fridge out of my mother’s house.
At one point it looked like we had gotten ourselves up a creek as the fridge was stuck in the door way. Oy vey. 😠
I was eventually able to
push shove it back into the house where we removed the doors and got it out the door. By the end of it all, we were tired and not in the mood to try moving the stove.
I have rented a truck for Monday and my friend has kindly volunteered to go get the appliances and bring them to my mother’s house. Given how long it took us to get the fridge out, it may not be an easy move. 😦 Hopefully he knows what he’s doing and can work magic to get the stove out and the new fridge and stove in.
I really can’t wait for this whole saga to be over. I can now understand why some would purchase new. So much less to co-ordinate.
Today was my first day at my new job and it was great.
The people are nice and the work environment is pleasant. I met my new supervisor. She is very nice and very new as in her first day was Wednesday. So we will be the blind leading the blind. 🙂 lol
This morning Diva came into my room before 6 looking for her phone. I fell back asleep but I should have probably just gotten up as I felt like I was hit by a truck when my alarm finally did go off.
Today marks the second day that I haven’t worked out. I spent Saturday and Sunday out shopping with Princess. There was a lot of walking and my feet were hurting by the end of both days. I squeezed in a workout on Saturday but could not convince myself to get it together yesterday.
This evening I attended a focus group and was rewarded with $90 for 2 hours of my time. I even found a free place to park so there were no out of pocket expenses. 🙂 By the time I returned home I was beat and in no mood to do anything including exercise.
This just re-enforces my need to get up in the morning and get it out of the way. If I am going to accomplish this I REALLY need to get into bed earlier.
On that note I’m off.
I had thoughts of posting while I was away but I was beyond beat. The trade show started at 7 each morning. Even though I decided to keep on Eastern time I still went to bed early for me.
On Thursday after finishing the assembly of the products, I went to TJ Maxx and found what seemed like comfortable shoes. Well after the first day of standing from 7-4, my feet were on fire! Saturday’s shift was 7-5. I hobbled out of the convention center and prayed for new feet.
I went to bed most nights by 8:30/9 pm local time. It was funny to me as I thought I would have the time or the energy to see some of the city.
Because we started so early it was dark when I drove in so I didn’t see many sights.
Yesterday I made the decision to go in late. I saw the mountains for the first time and they are beautiful. I only wished that I had the time to go see them. The only things I saw on this trip was my hotel, the convention center, the airport and the roads between them.
Today is Thanksgiving and I was “voluntold” to help my step-Mom with dinner. I need to get myself together for that. My body is protesting and I still need to pick up my kids.
As my girls get older I am really trying to loosen the apron strings. During the school year I send them to bed at what I deem is an appropriate hour. I still had a bit of this power during July as they had summer school. But lately it is a full on gong show at my place in terms of bedtime. They are staying up later and later. Which if they didn’t disturb me I don’t think I would care. Many times over the past 2 weeks I have been woken up at time that really didn’t work for me. Thursday night/Friday morning it was 4:30!?! Colour me not impressed.
I have had many words with them and they are trying but I don’t think they realize how lightly I sleep when there is noise/light present. Needless to say between the lack of sleep and the long hours at work I am busted. Next week we are going into prep mode for school and everyone is going to bed before midnight. Hopefully this will help my constant tiredness.
I am sure that exercising would help the tiredness but I have fallen off that wagon. “Lucky” for me the elevator is out so I am forced to do a little bit more than usual climbing 4 flights of stairs every day. I think after the elevator comes back in service I will continue to take the stairs.
My girls are complaining about my late arrivals at home. This week alone I have put in at least 5 hours of overtime, that I don’t get paid for. If I worked a 37.5 hour week it might not be so bad but I am already working 40 hours. This new normal needs to stop. I supposed it didn’t help that I took a work trip out to visit a client in London, Ontario on Tuesday. I swear I waved Carla as I was “in the neighbourhood”. LOL
I passed my 3 month probationary period on Wednesday. The big boss took me to lunch and we talked about my progress. So far they are happy with me. I am not sure I can say the same. This is the first job I’ve been to EVER where my benefits didn’t kick in the day my probation was over. According to another lady who has been there longer, sometimes you need to stay on management to ensure you get it. Well at least that was her experience. Unacceptable.
Passing my 3 months also brings a pay increase. I am waiting to see if that will be an issue.
What I know for sure is I do like my job 70% of the time, but the level of disorganization is killing me slowly and there really isn’t any time to get organized or make changes. 😦 I will continue to truck along all while still keeping my eyes open for other opportunities.
Now you are relatively caught up. My apologies for the abandonment. I hope you don’t have issues because of it.
I need a new routine. I feel like there is never enough time for everything I want to do.
I have thought about writing a post many times. As you can see that’s not translating to action.
I am not working out. I have to get back on the wagon. I feel tired all the time. 😦 My eyes are always sore. #$%^@# you allergy season!!!
As much as I enjoy my new job I am dragging to get out of bed most mornings. I just don’t get to bed early enough. I wish I could tell you I am doing something important or productive. But sadly that is not the case.
Since I absolutely have to be on time I ended up moving my alarm to 30 minutes earlier. And while my eyes open, I just don’t get out of bed until I’ve hot snooze twice. 😦 That’s part of the reason I changed my alarm.
Tonight, I have to pick up Diva at 11 pm. She’s at her athletic banquet.
I don’t see me working out in the morning tomorrow. Hopefully I can get up after 1 snooze. 😉