Monday, February 19, 2024

Life In Lumber: Y5, W52

 Day 218:  Temps mid 40s

Arrived and hugged Pro Jeremy, since he lost his brother last week in a tragic accident. Took over for Alice, and was busy for 30 mins, then did the prelim duties, fronted the soda, did my AP4Me and LU, then started my yearly LSR refresher course. Didn't finish until 7:45, due to ringing up customers. HC Kay sent me to break, and when I returned, swept the area, pulled the trash, mucked the mats, and sanitized the registers. Locked the doors at 9. ASM Shan cleaned me out; I walked her up front and returned items to Paint and Hardware, then went back, put the trash in the hopper (Jase had already brought in the concrete), and put up my vest.  Then didn't remember if Shan had gotten the paperwork, so went back down, and retrieved it.  Clocked out at 9:25.

Also got an 'atta girl' email from ASM Shannon, since my 5 year anniversary is next week.

Outfit:  Blue striped sweater, faded jeggings, LJs, blue filigree danglies


Day 219: Temps Mid 50s

Arrived and took over for Marilyn, who was puzzled by a glitch in the system when a customer tried to use his card. Backed out of the screen and had him redo it; worked fine.  She was happy to be out of there!  After the line was done, did the prelim duties, then was slammed until after 5. Fronted soda and did the count, then took the Monster count. Began sweeping, then was busy again. HC Kay sent me to break at 7 and when I returned, put away the soda and did my LU, plus requested off my April Choir dates. Sanitized the counters and coffee bar and pulled trash. Locked the doors at 8:55.  HC Kay cleaned me out; Loader C brought in the concrete, then took my trash to the hopper. Put up my vest and paid for my GS cookies from Theresa.  Clocked out at 9:40.

Outfit:   Brown blouse, black l/s tee, faded jeggings, brown cluster danglies



Day 220: Temps in the mid-60s!

Arrived and took over for Kem.  Did the prelim duties, and brought in carts.  Did my LU, printed off my paystub, and requested March 23rd off. Was slightly busy between 4-5, then began sweeping at 5:30. Rider sent me to break at 7, but before I could leave, had to double-check the price of a door AND find the 23/32nds plywood for a customer. Finally clocked out at  7:20. After I returned, finished sweeping, mucked the mats, pulled the trash, and sanitized the registers.  Final customer left after 9, then I cleaned out the coffee pot, put up my vest, and returned an item to Hardware.  Clocked out at 9:30.

Outfit:  Blue sparkly shirt, faded jeggings, blue marble danglies


Day 221:  Rare Sat

Arrived and took over for Austin. Was busy for half an hour, then did the prelim duties and my LU. Began sweeping at 6:30. Fronted soda. Pulled trash at 7:30; Amy sent me to break at 8. Returned and finished sweeping, then sanitized the coffee bar. When Loader C was bringing in the concrete, there were still 2 people in our area.  Went up and asked if they knew we were closed; they looked surprised, but headed up front to join the rest of their family. I locked the doors and shut the large door after C finished. Returned items to Tools, Hardware, and Plumbing. Put up my vest and clocked out at 9:30.

Outfit:  Blue hooded Cabella's sweatshirt, dark jeggings, LJs, diamond stud and diamond heart stud

Monday, February 12, 2024

Life In Lumber: Y5, W51

 Day 214:

Was asked to come in at 4, due to a gap, so did, and took over for Alice, who was more than ready to get the hell out of Dodge. Was busy for an hour, then things slowed down. Did the prelim duties, checked my mail, sent a reminder to Holly, Shannon, and Scott about Wed, did my AP4Me and LU, and fronted the soda. Began sweeping around 6:30. HC Kay sent me to break at 7:30 and when I returned, finished sweeping, pulled the trash, and helped Brighton with a VSP. Mucked the mats and sanitized the registers. Cleaned #1's counter, due to someone having a leaky bag of concrete or grouting. Locked the doors at 9 and returned items to Seasonal and Tools, then went back to Lumber and opened the large door so Jace could bring in the concrete.  Took my trash to the hopper.  After J was done, took the cardboard down, then returned items to Electrical and hung up my vest. Clocked out at 9:35.

Outfit:  Gray hooded sweatshirt, new dark jeggings, LJs, red beaded danglies

Off the next two days to go to Lafayette:)


Day 215:

Arrived to find out Val can't sub for me on Sat. At the end of the shift, HC Kay got a hold of Dawson, who agreed to switch with me. So I'm working for him tomorrow, and he'll work Sunday.  Took over for Alice, then did the prelim duties. Did my LU, and swept the place. Pulled trash at 7:30, then got sent to break. Came back and Val left me some pistachios! Fronted the soda, sanitized the coffee bar. Locked the doors at 9, and checked out my final customer. ASM Charlie brought in the concrete; I took the trash to the hopper. HC Kay cleaned me out; returned items to Plumbing, Millwork, Lights, Appliances, and Hardware. Put up my vest and clocked out at 9:30.

Had a 'family reunion'....D's Aunt Mary and Uncle Joe were there around 6, and his cousin Matt was there around 8:30:)

Outfit:  Dark gray and white striped sweater, new dark jeggings, LJs, black danglies


Day 216: 

Began snowing around 1; had D drive me in. Discovered Alice had called in, so took over for Austin. Rang up a few customers, then HC Britt brought me some 5s and 1s for #1. Gas pains hit; around 5:45 called down and asked if Austin could relieve me.  He arrived after I rang up 3 more customers, then escaped to the bathroom.  Returned a few minutes later, and the place had died down.  Did the prelim duties and my LU, then swept the area. HC Britt sent me to break at 7:30, and when I returned, pulled trash and finished sweeping. Sanitized the registers and coffee bar, and locked the doors at 9. ASM Charlie brought in the concrete and took my trash to the hopper. Put up my vest and went up front; ASM SC said he has my 5 year badge on his desk:)  I'll get it tomorrow.  Clocked out at 9:30.

Outfit:  Red/Black plaid, black l/s tee, faded jeggings, LJs, black crystal wires


Day 217:  Rare Sat

Temps were still cold. Arrived and helped Dawson out (hugged him first as a Thank You for working for me tomorrow!) for an hour before he left at 5. Did the prelim duties and worked up a soda count, intending to fill it before D left, but a crowd arrived.  Helped Matt with a credit app and VSP. Did my LU. Swept the place, and brought in carts from the sidewalk. Amy sent me to break at 7; I took the coffee pot back with me and cleaned it out. Returned and mucked out the mats, pulled trash, sanitized the registers, and had to dismantle the coffee bar to wipe it down, since someone had spilled coffee UNDER the containers. Locked the doors at 9.  When HC Britt cleaned me out, took the trash to the hopper and returned items to Tools, Plumbing, Aisle 12, and Hardware. Put up my vest, then went up front. ASM SC gave me my 5 year patch:)  Clocked out at 9:30.

Outfit:  Dark gray IN sweatshirt, faded jeggings, LJs, red head wrap, blue fingerless gloves, thin gold hoop and diamond thin gold hoop

Off tomorrow to work the Paint-n-Sip fundraiser for the NYC trip!

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

February's Goals

Was it just me, or did January seem to drag on fooooreeeevaaaaahhhh?   Now granted, I spent the majority of the month coughing my lungs up, but I did manage to get a LOT of reading accomplished, as well as binge-watching my Peacock shows.

-Lose 5 lbs (start:  238) Lost 6, then put back on 4.  Ended up at 236, which is still a win!

-Get cover art for CYBL Not yet; Ron said his students are working on it.

-Add words to any existing wips:  PP, Singer, TT Not really....

-Mail Christmas Cards Check!  Mailed 1/3:)

-Get knee looked at Check:) Getting MRI 1/14; showed no tears. Therapy exercises assigned 1/29

-Get hair cut Appt canceled due to my being too sick to travel.  Now set for Feb 13th:)

-Cut carpet out of S's old room Not yet; weather too bad

-Pay next installment for NYC trip ($600) 1/12:  Pd $300; 1/26, pd $100

-Work enough hours to pay^^^^^ bleh....hours were cut, but did manage to pay $400!  Next month looks bleak, though.

-Upload digital copies to Patreon Not yet...

-Fix mistakes in CYBL Check:)

-/Begin short story due in June Nope...

-Finish short story for BKM Nope....

-Convert 2 VHS to DVD ($44) Nope....you'd think being sick would have been a great opportunity to screen the tapes, but no....

-Finish watching Outlander Check:)

-Read more in evenings Check!


Health:  MRI on knee revealed nothing torn (thank you Lord!), and was given exercises on 1/29.  Unfortunately, was overzealous the 1st day and made my ankle hurt worse.  Started them up again 2/3.
Was also diagnosed with bronchitis on 1/24 and finished meds 1/28.  As of now, the coughing isn't as bad and I'm not needing breathing treatments twice a day, in order to function and to sleep at night.

Books Read:  17    
           Print:  12                   
       E-book:    5                  
            DNF:   1                       


2024 Events:

Feb 2nd:  Writer's Roundup, Pantheon, 5-7pm 5 of us showed up, and had a good discussion!

March 1st:  Arts and Drafts. Vincennes Brewing Co, 2nd and Main, 5-8pm

March 13-14:  GSH 7-5

April 5-8th:  Eclipse???

April 27th:  SI-Con, Benton, Il (pd April 1st, 2023)

May 18th:  Magic of Books, Seymore, In ($40)

May 25-29th:  NYC Trip, Performing at CARNEGIE HALL!!!!!

June 7-9th:  Superman Celebration, Metropolis, Il ($100)

July:  Imaginarium, Louisville, KY Pd 11/2023

August:  IABE, Terre Haute, IN ($85) Pd 12/1

September:  TBD

October:  All Shook Up at Graceland, Oct 21st (full table, $225??)

November:  Indpls Christmas Gift And Hobby Show

December:  Kringle Market


Feb Goals:

-Lose 5 lbs (start:  236)

-Get cover art for CYBL

-Add words to any existing wips:  PP, Singer, TT

-Get hair cut Check!

-Cut carpet out of S's old room

-Pay next installment for NYC trip ($600) 

-Work enough hours to pay^^^^^

-Upload digital copies to Patreon

-/Begin short story due in June

-Finish short story for BKM

-Finish SE3 of L&O: Organized Crime

-Finish SE2 of 2.5 Men

-Convert 2 VHS to DVD ($44)

-Read more in evenings


February Reading Schedule:

Print:

The Fable of Wren-Rue Sparks  Honestly, the best part of this book was the final 2 chapters. Read it b/c I'm a friend of the author, and I admittedly skimmed some of the text.
A Million Notes-Pepper Choplin
Marathonarium Anthology-Carma Hadley Shoemaker, et al
She's Not Broken-Kelsey Day (Sandy Lender)
The Women in Black-Madeleine St. John
Shattered Dreams-Jamie Armbrister
The Mad Gasser Cheerleader of Calhoun County-Karl Witsman
The Mad Gasser Cheerleader Returns-KW
Woodstock Dreams-Donna Carlene
A Veteran's Homecoming-Santiago Cirilo
Lessons Learned-Katie Cawood
The Courtship of Camelia-Michele Shriver
Never Will I Leave Thee-Heather Wilbur
Porter The Importer-Ariella Talix
Bullies, Bovines, and A Bookmobile-MK Wyatt
Veiled Intentions-George Kramer
Abandon Hope-Michael De Camp
No Greater Love-Mildred Tengbom
Our Journey-Cassie Abel
Splinters-Bernie Niehaus
It Happened One Summer-Tessa Bailey Birthday Present from W:)
Hook, Line, and Sinker-Tessa Bailey Birthday Present from W:)
Illegal Use of Hands-Desiree Holt
Protecting Kate-DH
Defending Sophie-DH
Save The Date-Mary Kay Andrews
Watership Down-Richard Adams
Louise Penney book
A Quiet Strength-Janette Oke
Valley of the Shaman-Arlen Andrews
Joyful Poems For Children-James Whitcomb Riley
I Heard God Laugh-Matthew Kelly
Life Is Messy-Matthew Kelly
Franklin and Eleanor
-34

E-book:
A Wright Christmas-KA Linde  DRR!  Could NOT put this one down!  Excellent story!
Rush-Kandi Steiner Finally finished this one.  Was confusing at times, with so many characters, nicknames, and the damn thing ended on a cliffhanger. Still have no desire to read the next one; I can guess what's going to happen; it's just that I don't care.
Crowne of Lies-CD Reiss
Help Me Remember-Corinne Michaels (Want to get)
Free Me-Laurelin Paige
Broken Trust-Nana Malone
The Truth About Lies-Aly Martinez
Love in Lingerie-Alessandra Torre
Soulless Nights-Virginia Johnson
Cutting Through The Lies-Virginia Johnson
She's Got A Duke To Keep Her Warm-Sandra Sookoo
An Affair At Christmastide-Sandra Sookoo
Much Ado About A Storme-Sandra Sookoo
The Most Wonderful Earl-Sandra Sookoo
Loving The Duke-Jessie Clever
Mean Girls-Lucy Felthouse

Monday, February 5, 2024

Life In Lumber: Y5, W50

 Day 208:

Good shift!  Arrived and took over for Cori, then did the prelim duties and began sweeping.  Did my LU and AP4Me, then had a string of customers which kept me busy for about an hour. Had everything swept by 7, and HC Kay sent me to break at 7:15. Returned and fronted the soda, then pulled trash, mucked the mats, and sanitized the registers. Final customer was at 8:50. Locked the doors at 9 and while HC Kay was cleaning out the drawers, took the trash down. Returned items to Tools and Electrical.  Found out Loader A leaves later this week...boo!!!  Clocked out at 9:15.

Outfit:  Black v-neck tunic, yellow plaid vest, new faded jeggings, LJs, teal green rock danglies

Off tomorrow, unless I get called in.  Paul A said he'd stop by to rummage through the brown house, but not holding my breath.  He's told me so many times he'll be by, and has only been by once.  I'll believe it when I see it.


Day 209:

Arrived; Alice was ringing up a customer on #2; Pro Kath was ringing up Corey on #1.  I brought in a few carts, then hopped on Pro J's register to ring up 2 customers until the others were finished. Did the prelim duties, rang up customers, and swept. Loader C was stressed, due to being pulled in 2 directions, and couldn't find a spotter.  He finally found one, only to be told by the customer, "I'm tired of waiting.  I'm going home."  HC Shel sent me to break at 7:30 and when I returned, finished sweeping, pulled trash, and sanitized the coffee bar. Final customer was at 8:40, so locked the left door. Locked the right one at 8:55 and returned items to Hardware, Paint, and Plumbing after walking HC Shel up front. Loader C took the hopper and brought in the concrete; I took a drip edge down to Aisle 52 and put up my vest.  Clocked out at 9:30.

One of my customers donated $20 to my NCY fund:)

They've also revamped our break room.  New snack kiosk, plus cameras.  Discovered we're getting rid of our 'library'....boo.

Outfit:  Lavandar sweater, black vest, new faded jeggings, LJs, tropical danglies


Day 210:  Mid-50s!

Arrived and took over for Alice, did the prelim duties. Had several large orders, then the place died. Swept half of the area, then did my LU and checked my mail.  We're getting a discretionary bonus in March, on top of the Winning Together (if they pay it out....fingers crossed!).  Helped Loader Charlie with a credit app (customer was approved!).  Swept the rest of the area, then HC Hannah sent me to break at 7:15. Came back and mucked out the mats, then pulled trash. Fronted soda, sanitized the coffee bar. Locked the doors at 8:55 after final customer left. HC H cleaned me out; I took the trash to the hopper. Jeffrey brought in the concrete, then I put up my vest.  Played Plinko for the 2 credit apps I got 2 weeks ago, winning $8 in Lowes Bucks.  Game goes through the end of the month, then we 'cash' them in for whatever.  Clocked out at 9:30.

Outfit:  Burgundy cowl neck sweater, new dark jeggings, silver chains.


Day 211: 65 degrees!

Arrived and had to help a customer before I even got to the register. Had barely logged on when my 1st customer arrived; barely had time to say goodbye to Alice. Gathered the paperwork and her trash, then was slammed for the next 2 hours. HC Britt asked me to do soda; finished it around 8. Rider brought it at 8:15 and sent me to break; when I returned, I finished pulling the trash and putting away the soda. Final customer left at 8:55 with 50 2x4s. Locked the side doors, then Steve brought in the concrete. Returned items to Tools and Aisle 10. Clocked out at 9:30.

Outfit:  Blue fleece jacket, white v-neck tunic, new dark jeggings, green studs


Day 212:  Rare Sat

Arrived early and got my LU out of the way. Marilyn took a pit stop; Pro Kath asked me to empty the coffee.  M returned; I took care of the coffee.  M left at 5:30; I did the prelim duties and rang up customers for an hour, then began sweeping.  Pulled trash at 7:30, and mucked the mats, plus sanitized the coffee bar. Final customer left at 8:55. After HC Britt cleaned me out, returned items to Plumbing and Flooring. ASM Charlie took my trash to the hopper and brought in the concrete.

Got a compliment:  Customer A asked me how I stayed cheerful (he witnessed a customer who didn't understand the concept of 'minimum payment'), and they one behind him said "She's like that all the time! We shop here a lot and she's always got a smile on her face and something nice to say."

I thanked him, then told his wife:

-I don't have to hear 'Mo-om'

-I don't have to put up with a grumpy spouse

-I don't have to fix dinner, or clean up

-Lumber is my 'Happy Place'.

She hi-fived me:)

Clocked out at 9:35.

Outfit:  Mama Bear sweatshirt, new dark jeggings, LJs, small gold filigree hoops


Day 213:  Rare Sun Super Bowl Sunday

Arrived and took over for Austin, who did the soda count and filled it, then took his break and brought in carts. Things were fairly steady until 5, when I did the prelim duties, did my LU, swept the entire area, and pulled trash at 5:30. At 6, I discovered my Kindle wouldn't load Paramount, so downloaded the app to my phone just in time for the pre-game stuff. Dawson sent me to break at 6:15; I watched Post Malone sing God Bless America (he did a good job!) and Reba sing the Nat'l Anthem (slightly twangy, but it's Reba!), and the coin toss. Returned, and ASM Alex walked in.  I assured him I'd still take care of the customers; he said, "It's the Super Bowl...." and left the area. Had maybe ten customers between 6:30-8. Locked the doors at 7:55 and let out Loader Jax at 8. HC Hannah cleaned me out; I put up my vest and we watched the Halftime Show with Usher, Alicial Keys, Lil' Jon, Will I Am, and Ludacris. I brought in some carts before the show began, and finished watching in my car after clocking out at 8:30.

Outfit:  Teal green l/s tee, black vest, new dark jeggings, LJs, green 'space ship' danglies

Monday, January 29, 2024

Life In Lumber: Y5, W49

 Day 204:

Was asked to come in at 2, so arrived and took over for Kem. Alice and I traded off ringing up customers, and I took a brief pit stop at 3:45, knowing she was leaving at 4.  Patty arrived at five after to send me to lunch.  Came back at 5 and did the prelim duties, then began sweeping. Had the mats mucked by 7, and the registers sanitized by 8. Pulled trash, then had Sage watch the register so I could make another pit stop and add water to my cup. Sanitized the counters, locked the doors at 9, and returned items to Plumbing and Millwork. Brought in the discounted concrete while Loader A was bringing in the concrete pallets.  After he brought the hopper back, I closed the garage door and put up my vest.  Good shift, but then had to defrost the car before I could leave the parking lot.

Outfit:  Mama Bear sweatshirt, dark jeggings, LJs, crystal studs


Day 205:

Arrived at 4:30; Alice took a pit stop. After she left at 5, I did the prelim duties, and began sweeping around 5:30. Was mucking out the mats by 7, and pulled trash when I came back from my break around 7:45. Shift was nice and steady and went fast tonight.  ISLG Chris began painting the break room a slight neon green.  Final customer left at 9; I locked the doors behind them.  HC Shel cleaned me out; took the trash to the hopper, then had to let out another customer who'd bought a shower. Clocked out at 9:20.

Outfit:  White cable sweater, dark jeggings, LJs, Yukon Tartan buttons.


Day 206:

Arrived and took over for Alice, did the prelim duties, then SM J asked me to do my LU.  Told him I wasn't sure what I was doing wrong; he had me bring up the screen and showed me what to click on. Waited until Pro J left so I could do it on his register, so did that around 6. Was fairly steady, and did the soda list. Went to break at 7 and when I returned, started sweeping, then got busy with customers. Finally pulled trash at 8:30, did a cursory sweep, then sanitized the registers. Mucked out the mats, then locked the doors at 8:55. Walked HC Shel up front, then took the trash to the hopper, returned a water bottle up front, and put up my vest. Clocked out at 9:15.

The new paint job in out break room is BRIGHT!!!

Outfit:  Lt gray IN sweatshirt, new faded jeggings, LJs, red rock danglies

Off to Lafayette tomorrow, to take Mom to her dermotology appt, then the Pantheon on Friday.


Day 207:  Rare Sat

Arrived and took over for Kelly, then did the prelim duties.  Was fairly steady until 6:30, when I began sweeping.  Did my LU, and requested off my April dates. Amy sent me to break at 7:30, and when I returned, finished sweeping, then pulled trash.  Mucked out the mats and sanitized the registers.  Locked the doors at 8:55 and fronted the soda. HC Shel cleaned me out, then opened the large door so ASM SC could bring in the concrete. Took the trash to the hopper and put up my vest.  Clocked out at 9:30.

Outfit:  Blue Cozy Blankets sweatshirt, new faded jeggings, LJs, gold wreaths

Off tomorrow!

Monday, January 22, 2024

Life In Lumber: Y5, W48

 Day 200:

Arrived, feeling slightly above 'death warmed over'. Took over for Alice, did the prelim duties, and noticed my dustmop had returned, but not the dustpan, and the tiny white one was also MIA! Went ahead and swept, confident I could find SOMETHING to sweep it into. Did my AP4Me and LU. Was fairly steady between 5:30-7, then things tapered off again.  Rang up a LARGE VSP order. #1 decided to go haywire for a moment, so shut it down and rang up a customer on Pro J's while #1 rebooted, then behaved itself for the rest of the night.

Pulled trash at 8; went to break at 8:30, and found another small white dustpan to sweep up my mess into.  Returned; swept up the mess; HC Shel cleaned me out.  Had to wait for Jace to bring in the concrete and the OSB; didn't even LEAVE lumber until after 9:30. Returned items to Tools, Electrical, and Fashion Bath. Clocked out at 9:40.

Outfit:  Blue Whitehorse sweatshirt, dark jeggings, LJs,  thick silver hoops


Day 201:

Arrived feeling 50% better! The place was dead, but grabbed a dustpan off the shelf (per ASM SW's advice) and took over for Alice, who was ringing up 18 bags of busted concrete.  I hopped on #1 and rang up a few customers, then helped her with the count.  When she left, did the prelim duties and rang up more customers. Austin brought down the soda; I filled it around 7.  Pulled trash around 8, then A sent me to break.  Came back and swept the place.  Loader A brought in the concrete and took the hopper around. After HC Shel cleaned me out, I shut the large door and returned items to Electrical and Hardware. Put up the 3 extra Red Bulls and clocked out at 9:25.

Amy is taking my shift on Feb 1st:)

Loader A slapped a $10 bill down to 'rent' the new dustpan....then found his, hidden within the lumber stack!  Gave him back his $10, lol.....

Am off tomorrow, but plans to travel north were cancelled.

Outfit:  Red hooded sweater, dark jeggings, LJs, Mickey Mouse.


Day 202:

Arrived; another slow, rainy shift. Took over for Alice; did prelim duties.  Someone put an entire CASE of outside trash bags in our storage locker!  Oh happy day:)  Swept; fronted soda; rang up customers, brought in carts from the sidewalk, did my LU, and sanitized the registers.  Austin sent me to break at 8, and when I returned, pulled the trash and cleaned off the top rack of the snacks...it was FILTHY!  Locked the doors after last customer left at 9, and walked HC Shel to the front.  Returned items to Paint, Lights, Electrical, and Plumbing, then took the trash to the hopper, put up my vest, and returned one more item to Flooring.  Clocked out at 9:30.

When I arrived, there was a bit of drama playing out; our new guy in Tools apparently is dating HC S, and threatened her.  ASM Alex had to send an email to maybe Jeff or Corporate about it.

Also, due to the rain, I needed a pit stop 30 minutes into my shift.  ASM A covered it.

Outfit:  Brown gauze tee, black vest, dark jeggings, LJs, small diamond studs


Day 203:

Arrived and took over for Kem (Alice got married today!!!  She NEVER told me yesterday...) and did the prelim duties, then began sweeping.  Fronted soda, then ended up tallying it. Val sent me to break at 6:30; had a customer get 66 panels of drywall, plus 5 toilets and whatever else.  Ran it through VSP and saved him 22%:)  When I returned from lunch, finished putting away the soda; finished sweeping, then mucked the mats, sanitized the registers and counters, and pulled trash.  Final customer left at 9, and locked the doors after him.  ASM Charlie brought in the concrete; HC Shel cleaned me out.  Returned an item to Plumbing, then put up my vest.  Clocked out at 9:30.  Val agreed to work for me on the 14th:)  Must remember to email Holly on Mon.

Pinpad died on me 3 times, pooh.  At least I didn't have a line everytime it went down!  HC Britt said to press the arrow and pound at the same time to reset it, rather than pull it apart (which was how I reset it!)

Outfit:  Maroon/Gold plaid, l/s black tee, dark jeggings, LJs, small diamond hoops

I'm off the weekend!!!!

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Life In Lumber: Y5, W 47

 Day 199:

Went in, even though I'm a coughing, sneezing mess.  Spoke with Holly about giving me a sick day on Sat, and she did! Cori was there until 4, so helped with the line, did some of the prelim duties, and scrounged up one more trash bag for the medium one. After C left, finished the prelim duties and was fairly steady. At 7:30, pulled trash....and discovered the black bags are NOT for the outside can, so put that trash back, lol! HC Kay sent me to break at 8, and when I returned, did some spot-sweeping (my dustbroom and dustpan were both MIA)). Cam brought in the concrete at 8:50, and after Loader Jax brought the rest of the carts in, went ahead and shut the large door. Jax took my trash; after HC Kay cleaned me out, returned items to Tools and Plumbing, and put up my vest.  Told ASM CB, "Is it okay if I go ahead and tell you I won't be there tomorrow?"  He laughed and patted me on the back.  Seriously; I feel like death warmed over.  When I left, I told him I was going home to drown myself in some chicken soup.  He said, "Hope you feel better soon!"

Me too!

Outfit:  Blue Cozy blankets sweatshirt, white turtleneck, faded jeggings, LJs, thick gold hoops


Had to call in Friday; bronchitis.

I really picked a good week to be sick; they're cutting hours at work, so was off the schedule M-W. Had to have breathing treatments Fri-Sun.  The weather is supposed to be warmer next week; here's hoping I don't have to take any more days off!