Saturday, September 27 – Sunday, September 28

Ugh. An exhausting “weekend.” I worked eight and a half hours at the Major Home Improvement Retailer each day, 8:30 to 5:30 on Saturday and 8 to 5 on Sunday.  Both were busy days, Sunday more so than Saturday, and with staffing levels in the garden department being lower due to seasonal factors I was almost constantly busy with customers.  I even had to do some freight pack-out on Sunday.  I know, the money will be nice, but I may not have the energy to spend it!

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Thursday, September 25 – Friday, September 26

Reverse rush hour

Thursday started bright and early with the trek out to my most-distant worksite, about 30 miles to the east.  It wasn’t a bad trip on the Sunrise Highway and the Dodge Charger rental made for a smooth ride. I’d have to say that the Charger isn’t the sort of vehicle I’d want to own, its luxurious touches notwithstanding, as I don’t particularly like its low roof line and somewhat limited visibility.  But it won’t matter soon. As for my workday, it went very well, nothing whatsoever like Tuesday’s disaster.  I was done soon enough, and was able to goof off for a while before going into a 7 to 11 shift at the Major Home Improvement Retailer.  It was a decent shift, not among my better or my worst, consisting mainly of freight pack-out.

Friday was my day off, and I took advantage of that fact by doing as little as possible.  I briefly entertained thoughts of going to the gym (if I can remember how to get there, it’s been so long), but I was still somewhat achy from the workweek.  In the late afternoon I drove into Queens, and all I can say is that traffic on both the Long Island Expressway and the Northern State Parkway was much heavier than I would have expected considering it was against the main flow of rush hour traffic.  We’re talking lengthy stretches of stop-and-go traffic.  A drive that takes under an hour in light traffic ended up taking about twice that long.  Fortunately, the return trip was a lot easier.

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