Monday, October 13, 2008

First week of work done

Here is a recent sunset in the rv park. No --- I didn't alter it to make it look like that. It's something, isn't it?
Well we finished our first week of work and are still going back next week :) Our feet and lower back are beginning to get use to standing on cement for five hours at a time. We have "ambassadors" who do our training and stay with us the first week. They recommended Dr. Scholl's "Back Ache" insoles and other workampers suggested Dr. Scholl's Ultra Cushion socks. Both have helped alot, especially the socks. We also take Tylenol or Advil every four hours that also help with the pain.

Next week we begin our regular shift of four, ten hour days. We are worried about that first night. Other workampers said when you finish the first ten hour shift, you really ache and you sleep ten hours, shower and get on the bus to go to your next work shift...maybe down a sandwich on the bus, cause you slept through dinner time. Oh, well, we'll see how we do. Jim sleeps only five or six hours a night.....yes, he still wakes up at 4 am. Huh, now he will go to SLEEP at 5 am and get up at 11 am!!! Me, I need eight solid hours of sleep, so I won't be getting up till 1 pm; just in time to start cooking, then wash dishes and have a couple of hours to be outside in the sunshine before catching the bus again at 4:30 pm.


  1. You guys are amazing and I wish you all the best. Love you both, Eric

  2. Wow, your blog is really lookin' good. Oh, going to work! I'm sure the first week will be a challenge, but you'll beat it. I hope you'll be able to find time for blogging - we're really interested in your experience there.

    We miss you,
    Laurie and Odel


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