We completed our 55 hour work week and really understand why we "opted out" of doing the overtime every week ----- it's too painful!!!!! After just a couple of hours last night the hands started to ache and tingle, there were shooting pain at the wrists, the back started to spasm and the brain started going foggy. All of us took extra breaks at our workstations to stretch, especially our backs and hamstrings. But we made it and earned our $562 for one night's work for Jim and I!
We were provided free pizza from amazon.com as a "thank you" for an awesome week by all departments; we broke a lot of records for number of items received, stowed, picked and shipped. And when we left last night amazon had a box filled with baggies with different candies inside. The box said "amazon thanks our campers". There was a written note inside each baggy describing the contents:
- Jolly Rancher -- Thanks for being so jolly
- Smarties -- We can't do without your Smarties
- Dum-Dum -- We're no dum-dum we know who to thank
- Lifesavers -- You are a lifesaver
- Payday -- You deserve an extra payday
Jim and I celebrated surviving the overtime by going out for breakfast at Shirley's. Good homestyle cooking at very reasonable prices. Two eggs, sausage or bacon, hashbrowns and toast is $3.75
After waking up at 1:30 pm it was really painful to stand up and walk...oh, my g How do those people work 55 hours every week? My feet feel like balloons and my hands are so swollen I can't even MOVE my wedding ring!
Enough about that - it will all be better by tomorrow. We need to do laundry and grocery shop today and then tonight we are all going out for dinner. Tomorrow we'll barbeque some steaks and then Sunday we go back for our last night of work. Only ONE more night to work and then we are off for Colorado for Christmas with Jim's brothers. We are really looking forward to being "home" for Christmas.......pray the weather holds for us to travel.
There are a couple of things we buy to stock up in our freezer from this area. One is St. Louis cut pork ribs. They are so thick and meaty here and we'll get a few racks. And there is a brand of link sausage we like and can't get anywhere else that we'll also buy extra of.
Remember, you are loved.