The internet at the park has been down for several days, so I had to wait to make a new post. We had been using our phones as a hotspot, but then we received a message from Verizon that we used 1.9 of our 2 GB, so we had to shut that down as well!
We are just strictly in work mode for now, no more playing tourist until we are done at Amazon. If all goes well, we will be working 16 of the next 18 days. We should find out in the next week what our tentative end date is for our workcamping job at Amazon.
Black Friday was a busy day for us, as well as Cyber Monday. I had been averaging 11 miles of walking per day at work. On those 2 days, I hit 15 miles. In our welcome packet that we received when we started, we had a sample of BioFreeze pain relieving gel. Well that got used up in a hurry after this week! We worked 5 days in a row, and had a restful Wednesday and Thursday off. Our highlight of the week was getting propane, as we completely ran out. (lesson learned: running the furnace really sucks up the propane!). We have since purchased a space heater from Amazon!
It was also nice to see the sun on Wednesday. It is dark when we leave at 6am, and dark when we arrive back at the camper at 5:30pm. We didn’t realize how much we missed seeing daylight, until we had our off days. Makena also enjoyed having us home during the daylight hours as she was able to get some extra play time outside.
We are now working 6 days in a row, as we have 1 day of mandatory overtime, and 1 day of voluntary overtime (for the workcampers). The regular Amazon employees must do the 60 hours of overtime. But it is only for 2 weeks, and we have a full jar of Icy/Hot, and a full bottle of ibuprofen ready for the task!!!
Another highlight for us this week was the arrival of Columbo: The Complete Series! We have picked so many of that set, that we decided to order one. The only problem we have with it, is that we are so tired when we get home we fall asleep while watching it. It takes us about 3 days to get through one episode! The set consists of 35 DVD’s of all 7 seasons of the tv show, as well as 23 made for tv movies!
Amazon had a job fair last Monday for the workcampers. It was nice meeting with some employers such as Yellowstone Park and Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Things to keep in mind for future years!
We hope all is going well for everyone!
Quote for the day: “Just one more thing…..” Peter Falk