We have an inch of snow and icy roads here on the North Shore. We are to get 6-8" before it is over. We won't see the sun until Friday. Winter is digging in. People are sliding and having minor accidents everywhere, especially in Duluth where it is very hilly. People forget every year how to drive in it.
Work was ok, it went by fast being an 8 instead of a 10hr day. Right away this morning we had a repair and it went well enough but my bad spot between my shoulders let go. It feels like have a large knife stuck in there. It makes it very uncomfortable to take a deep breath or stand up straight. Hopefully it works out over night and I can get through these last two days.
Take care and stay warm everyone. I hope you have a good evening.
Here it comes, 6-8 inches of snow coming for us thru tomorrow night. The twin cities is supposed to get the same. I am still getting used to the cold so a break before it snows would be nice, but it IS northern MN after all. Maybe next year.
Today was my 7th and last 10hr day for our maintenance shutdown. I honestly didn't think I would make it through without foaling apart in some fashion. I had the good fortune of working with a good person when I was paired up on a few jobs. On my own I was left to work at my pace. It went as good as it could have.
Tomorrow it's back to normal 8hr days for three days then it looks like I get my 4 day weekend that I desperately need. It will feel a lot easier though, being back in my routine.
Mimi, I hope you were able to rest after your busy day yesterday.
Nancy, there is a definite benefit, I'm glad I am here too!
Geez, everyone apologizing to me. No need, I am a man after all. I can take it, lol. I may act simple, but am rather complicated once you get to know me right?
I had a decent day being the end of a 60hr week. I am pooped out and very sore, but alive and well. I will keep it short though, my left wrist does NOT want me to use it tonight despite my best efforts to ignore it.
I hope you all have a good night. Take care everyone.
Good evening. Cold is indeed on it's way. We saw snow during the afternoon today. It was the first time for the year. After Sunday it is not supposed to be above 30 degrees as far out as the ten day forecast goes.
Today was my 5th 10hr day in a row. I am past being sore, just pushing through and trying to smile. I think I crossed the line on Tuesday or Wednesday. It is all OT now so that helps me focus some. I am dreading the days ahead but things are going ok. I am ready to wave my white flag.
Sorry you were up so early Mimi. I hope you are not up so early tomorrow.
Lisa, I feel for you. I had to cancel my massage as well. I hope you find a way to feel better.
CTW, I hope your meds work out. Changing them is never fun.
Good evening everyone. It will get very cold here very soon. The high for Saturday is a mere 34, the same temp it is now at almost 8pm. I am not ready for that. It has to happen eventually I suppose. I sense more layers are in my immediate future.
One more long day complete. They are not getting any easier. I am very sore and just trying to think of the end and a good amount of overtime. I am trying not to think of the possibility that my back could let go at any moment, or that my other nagging issues might get the best of me. So far I am doing ok. I asked the boss, sounds like we do not get a day off until next Saturday. I am going to try to work some magic and get Thursday and Friday off. I need some time to heal from this run. Things are alright. I am able to rest when I get home.
I do need to have words with my brother though. He was asking me lots of questions about my work hours this week. It turns out he was trying to figure out why his girlfriend's ex wanted her home by 4:30 am when she sleeps over. My brother is mad she has to leave so early. Her ex needs her home for their kids so he can go to work. I work with him I need to make sure he knows I want no part of it. I like the guy. I feel bad his wife is leaving him for my brother. Nobody wins in this scenario. Especially their combined 6 kids. Sorry, had to vent.
I don't think life is much about luck. I think GG's comment is so true. I am very sensitive to other's life struggles, but some of it is the result of their actions, thereby preventable.
I do wish you all a good evening. Take care everyone.
Good evening everyone. today was another tough one but my body held together. I felt better about things than I have the last few days. I was complemented by two of my co-workers citing I was great to work with. Positive feedback is invaluable.
I hope you are all resting and feeling better than I am reading here tonight. Take care everyone.
Good evening everyone. I hope you all are doing well. It was a rough day for me. Work was a tough one, but day two of this 6 day work week in is now completed, I feel good about that.
My back spasmed pretty badly while standing at work. I thought I was in big trouble. It turned out to be not as bad as I thought. I took my relaxer when I got home. It's very tight but I can function. I had to cancel my massage for the 10th, not very good to do right now but money is tight for a few weeks. I tried to reschedule but my therapist is booked right into December. I have to call tomorrow and try to pick a day for next month. I may have to go somewhere else before then.
On a good note, the DW got a job today. It is for housekeeping but they will give her a supervisor position. She was a head housekeeper before at another place. She will also get her hours through the winter and work only a mile away. It's a 9-5 job as well. All good stuff.
I admit, I do not vote every year. Sometimes I just get disgusted with all of the adds and mudslinging, sometimes I don't like any of the candidates.
Time to rest up for tomorrow, I hope you all have a good night. Take care everyone.
Good evening everyone. It's eerie, getting dark so early. When I came home at 4:30 I had to turn my headlights on. I miss the sun already. After this week I will be able to see it again.
Work was not great, but day one is done. I did not get nearly enough accomplished. One of my jobs had missing parts so I had to leave the machine apart. They will arrive in time on Thursday or Friday. Another job they had parts for, the parts did not fit. I have to make new ones to fit tomorrow if it doesn't get done by the night shift guy. None of this was a big deal but it made for a long frustrating day.
Once home things were nice and quiet. It was easy to relax and focus other things. The DW was home to make dinner, a nice perk, as I have been the first one home and make it most days.
Mimi, sorry you are still having computer issues. That can be tremendously frustrating. I hope you have luck figuring it out.
Nancy B, House hunting is minimal, need our ducks in a row a little better. Looking is fun, nothing serious until some time next year maybe.
Lisa, I miss the wood stove we had growing up. Cozy!
Semily, such a hard thing getting loved ones to understand we are not lazy, just because we can't do what once was so easy. I wish I had a good tip for this. My DW had lots of severe migraine's over the years. She takes Topirimate once a day and they are now rare and much milder. It is one of the cheaper remedies I think as well. I know some she tried were very expensive.
Mel, I hope you were able to get your walk in.
Linda R, stress is down some, thanks for the thoughts. I hope you able to enjoy the nice warm day.
Cece, thanks for the thoughts, Thinking of you as well and all you have to deal with. I am doing better today.
I think of you all quite often. You are the best people I have never met.
Good morning everyone. It is cold everywhere right now it seems. It's 39 right now with highs in the upper 40's for today but it is sunny. We will take our long walk today with any luck. Last year we did it 3-5 times a week. This year maybe one day a week s all I could do. We have been walking about a mil instead of 3.5. At least we got out and moved some.
Halloween was quiet here. My old neighborhood is not where people frequent. Most go up town where the bigger and newer homes are. My oldest was staying with friends and my youngest had an party/sleepover at a friends as well. It was the first time we did not take one or both trick or treating. We went to a friends home and had pizza and movies. It was nice and calm.
Yesterday I took the seats and motor off of my little fishing boat so it could be flipped over on the trailer for winter storage. My brother is letting me keep it in his bigger yard. Between putting the motor in the basement and flipping the boat, I did myself in. I rested most of the day yesterday. It was pretty boring but the right decision.
My mom called me. I have not talked to her in 2 months or more. I think I was holding out to see how long it would take for her to call me. She started smoking again despite her doctor telling her she would soon die if she kept it up. She then of course got very sick, as did her husband. They both have COPD and get pneumonia every fall or winter for many years now. Last year it put mom in the hospital. She also had 2 more surgeries to try and keep her pain pump. She has had countless over the last few years. The plastic surgeon said it was the last one she can have, then it comes out. It has been nothing but trouble. It is hard for me to talk to her when this is what I get to listen to.
The DW will probably have a job in a few days cleaning rooms at the resort she used to work in as a waitress. It is not a glorious job but we need the money and she will be good at it. She knows the head housekeeper well so it's an easy fit. It is also only a mile away instead of 30.
I have been having joint issues and depression. My soft tissue pain has been manageable. I think I have been talking myself out of going to the doctor for not wanting another bill. The DW going back to work should put this aside so I can go get some help before I break. Some days are good but some are not good at all in my head. Time to act. Don't worry though, I am smart about what's important and will be ok, just some hurdles. God knows I am not the only one.
I have a long week ahead with long work days. Time to relax today. I hope you all have a wonderful day! Take care everyone.
Thanks Cece. I just went to help my good neighbor carry in her groceries. She told me how a family member of hers commented "why do you always have Cory help you?" (she has family around). Another who knows me better said: "he likes to take care of her". Guilty. She is 76. They all know I have been here for her. I have lived here and helped her for 15 years now. She is family and FMily. It just feels good to help others, no matter how small the task.
I am sure the DW will find work quickly. Her work ethic is impeccable. After she got home today she informed me she is done now, no more school. It just isn't for her. I get that.
We did get our car back from the body shop, good as new. It's nice to have that ordeal over with.
It is 36 and windy with rain here. It is freezing to the steps and windows. The ground is too cold but bridges and overpasses will ice. I hope people are careful tomorrow morning. We know how to drive I almost anything here but it seems like most of us forget the first few times a year.