Monday, December 19, 2011

Monday 12/18/2011

2 days of work - today and tomorrow - and then off for 6 days going back to work on Tuesday.  The painting in my bedroom has definitely been much more of a job than I had first considered.  I have one wall left to go - where my bed  and night table is and it will be done excepting some trim around the doors.  That needs a different hue of white - like as bright a white as you can possible get.

I have a couple more things to hang up in my bathroom and that will be done.  Well, a good cleaning but that is an ongoing thing anyway.

It was, after is said and done, nice to get that discount on that Omaha package yesterday.  This is going to be a very busy week.  Last night I was driving myself to get more done and then finally, I just plopped down on my bed and said enough.  Enough for one day, anyway.  It has been a bit of a plus to get that kind of motivation to get something done that you have been putting off - the painting of my room that is - but at the same time, that's because I have been working outside and there is still plenty to do out there.

I am not going to fret over it.  I have a lot of rock to haul over there from the other side of the house - over there being where I am working - but I have no intention of getting all of that done before everyone shows up on Christmas Eve Day. I DO intend on getting the areas around the ponds over there completed.  I want that to look nice.  It's probably around 3 or 4 hours worth of work to finish those 2 areas, I am guessing.  I did pretty much get the front done.  I mean, there is more to do out there but it is looking nice right now and if I don't do anything else out there this week besides a bit of cleanup work, I will be happy with it.

Well, anyway, I will crank out the rest of that room today, hopefully, after work, finish the bathroom today or tomorrow and have the rest of the week to laze around out there getting stuff done, yes, but not at a frantic pace (unless, of course, time starts to run out and I haven't got everything done, lol).

As for work today, plenty.  I pulled an order on Friday that hopefully was checked by my manager (I asked him to, this particular account has been giving us problems in them calling us and telling us something is missing even though we triple checked the order and then had THEM check the entire order after taking it out there) and only needs to be wrapped up, loaded on the truck and hauled out there.  Then back to the yard for 3 more orders going to another contractor.

It is rather interesting that there is this much work going on near Christmas time.  Historically, at this job anyway, that isn't the case at all.  The week leading up to Christmas is usually pretty much dead.  No problem for me, I would far rather stay busy, just an observation.



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