Friday, October 9, 2015

Amazon Week 2

Heartland Campground
Campbellsville, KY

Last week was our first full 40 hour week as pickers at Amazon.
I'm really enjoying all the walking we're doing, 
but George is having trouble getting down on his knees
to pick from the lowest bins.
Amazon does provide knee pads which seems to be helping a bit.
Both of us are getting used to reading the small details on the scanner 8-)

This year they are allowing tracking devices such as Fitbits, etc.
Since we had built up some Paypal money with Ebay sales,
we bought ourselves the Fitbit Flex..
George got black, and I chose pink..

 We can keep track of our steps, miles, calories burned, and weight loss goals.
It syncs up with our smartphones or computers at the end of the day,
and even tracks how well we're sleeping (or not, lol).
This week I tracked 48 miles in the 4 days, and George did 43 miles!

It's been nice running into people we met last year,
it's like family!

Yesterday we welcomed Neil & Nancy Savage to the campground!
They are starting on Monday in the shipping department.
After they got setup, we invited them over for cocktails,
and I had stew in the crockpot that we shared for dinner.
There was so much catching up to do,
as we hadn't seen them for almost two years!
It will be nice getting together on our days off.

Speaking of days off,
we've been catching up on laundry,
computer stuff,
and a bit of shopping.
We both bought new shoes for this year too.

We'll have more to report in the weeks to come!


  1. Sounds like you're both back in the Amazon routine!

  2. Glad things are starting off so well for you. Over 10 miles a day is WOW! I take it your fitbits do not have readouts on your arm. I have a pedometer that I really like because I don't have to hook it to my computer to know what's going on. Was thinking about getting a wrist type for the heart rate and sleep thing but maybe not.

  3. I need to find a real good pedometer. Not that I plan on walking 10 miles a day. Good for you! Let me know if you run into our friends Edie and Wayne there. I have a picture of them in my recent blog about Nomads meeting.

  4. I'm glad it's all working out for you two. That's a lot of miles.

  5. Those FitBits are going to get a workout.

  6. Wow, you guys are putting in the miles! Glad to hear that things are going well for you, take care and enjoy!

  7. Nice to get paid while you're getting in a workout! Amazing how many miles you've walked already. By the end of your tour we'll be calling you "Twiggy"! :cD