Monday, August 06, 2007

And so it begins!

New schedule this week; 10 hour days, and start time for the line moves to 5pm. I slept a bit later today knowing I'll be driving a 16,000 pound machine through narrow aisles with people running out in front of me at 3am. Hopefully I can settle into a sleeping schedule that still allows me to get something done!

It's not that my wallet won't appreciate the hours, and it's not that I won't mind that they can only schedule a half dozen Saturdays a year while we're on this schedule, but when you come home at 4 in the morning and take a shower you don't even have time to watch some TV or something if you plan on getting up by even 1 in the afternoon with a decent night's sleep. I've never been one to function well on less than 8 hours, though I can do it for a few days, it rapidly catches up with me.

So up at 2 this afternoon; it's 98 outside and the heat index is 110. I should b piecing in some of the wood around the eaves of the garage to get it ready to paint, but the idea of going out there right now doesn't much enthuse me!

If I'm even more erratic than I have been of late visiting you all, please bear with me while I try and settle in to these hours!

alan

9 comments:

Lori said...

It was a hot one today, definitely. Sounds like it's just going to get hotter. Of course, our fair is this week...it's always a scorcher.

Save that painting for a day - or morning - when it isn't so horrid out.

ZBTzahBTzoo said...

Erratic is how it rolls around here sometimes, isn't it? I think we all accept that and take it in stride. I'm just now caught up with your weekend doings (how do you do it all???) and wonderful pictures, so the sudden announcement of O.T. has knocked the very wind out of me. And I'm not even the one who has to do it!

Stay cool and rested, and be careful!

Heidi said...

I just don't know how you do it Alan.. Big Hugs~

robin andrea said...

Good luck with the new schedule, alan. You may not be able to make your usual rounds at all your favorite blogs, but when you do stop by ours, you always leave the most thoughtful comments. Thank you.

CrackerLilo said...

I will completely understand. Hope you (and Dottie, too) adjust well and quickly! *hug*

August is such an awful month, isn't it? I always wondered why it was April that was the "cruelest."

CrackerLilo said...

I will completely understand. Hope you (and Dottie, too) adjust well and quickly! *hug*

August is such an awful month, isn't it? I always wondered why it was April that was the "cruelest."

Green tea said...

Good luck with your new hours Alan..
Isn't this heat awful..?
I'm praying for a snowstorm.
I am not a hot weather person and right now would give anything to fly off to Anchorage..LOL
Right now I am just praying we don't have a power failure..
Hail Mary........

Von Krankipantzen said...

Hooweee! That is some major hours to be putting in along with the whole sleeping schedule thing. Take care, eat well and hang in there.

HAR said...

Sleep deprivation can drive anyone insane. Try to relax your mind if you can. There is no way that I could do what you are doing in this weather. DRINK water.