Time is flying by, 5 weeks and change left!
Both of us have concurred that this will be our last
time working at Amazon.
This year has been tough on our bodies.
My feet hurt the last part of the day,
even switching shoes at lunch.
It takes a couple of days for my swollen feet
to recover, then it's back to work again.
George's back is bothering him.
We're too old for this stuff!
We've decided to take the gate guard position,
starting mid-January in Oklahoma.
Our friends Wes & Mary Lou are working there now,
and thought of us as potential workers.
They've told us everything there is to know about it,
the good and bad :-)
We've talked to their boss,
and he's welcomed us on board!
It won't be a piece of cake,
as it's a 24 hour, 7 day a week job,
with us covering 2 separate shifts..
which means we'll see each other coming and going :-)
because of that, we'll get double the income.
That will help us to pay off the RV,
get that truck repair paid off,
and get some extra padding in our savings account again,
with no pain!
We plan on working through the end of April,
but depending how things are going,
we may stay a bit longer.
By then we'll need a break I'm sure!
Our days off here (sometimes only 2!)
are usually spent doing laundry,
and just relaxing.
Last week we decided to have some play time.
There are a lot of bourbon distilleries in the area,
but wine tasting is our preference.
We were the only ones there,
and the owner, Alex Payne (no relation to Howard & Linda, we asked!),
gave us a great tasting line up,
and a tour of her winery.
There was a nice view of the countryside from the tasting room windows.
They do grow some of their own grapes,
but a lot of the 'juice' they buy from California.
That's why it's so good! :-)
We really enjoyed being treated so nicely by Alex.
Our 6 bottles of wine showed our appreciation!
We're spending our 3 days off doing chores, grocery shopping,
and resting up.
Starting next week it's mandatory overtime,
then Black Friday and Cyber Monday start PEAK.
It'll be crazy, but the bank account loves it :-)