Saturday, November 1 – Sunday, November 2

Saturday was another “new department” shift at the Major Home Improvement Retailer, this time in the hardware department. It wasn’t nearly as intimidating a prospect as last week’s stint in plumbing had seemed. I know much more about hardware than I do about plumbing, and there was always at least one other employee in the department.  Most of all, the windy, rainy weather meant the store wasn’t particularly busy. I’d say I handled the shift pretty well.

Sunday was another eight hours as door greeter. I welcomed a LOT of people,  as the rain was over and the store was crowded. As had been the case last week, the greeter work wasn’t bad, though it got rather tedious near shift end.

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Thursday, October 30 – Friday, October 31

Yoga progress

Thursday was basically a big nothing of a day at my main job. It was the second day at the same worksite, and there was hardly anything to do. I was able to dredge up enough tasks to keep myself moderately busy until I could make my escape (so to speak) in the early afternoon.  I’ll actually be back at this same site for a couple of days next week,  though there will be a new set of tasks.

Thursday evening it was off to hot yoga, for what turned out to be a very good session. My endurance was fine, I made it through the entire 90 minutes without having to take any breaks, and my flexibility was way improved over last time. On a couple of exercises I was able to push farther than ever. I’m really hoping I can keep this up for next time.

Friday was my day off and I didn’t do much of consequence for most of the day. The exception was in the early evening,  when I made a quick drive into Queens. On the way there I encountered no unusually heavy traffic on the Long Island Expressway, except for a short stretch around Glen Cove Road, and the Grand Central Parkway was moving pretty well too. On my return trip rush hour had mostly wound down, so except right in Queens I had no traffic woes.

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Monday, October 27 -Wednesday, October 29

Almost too easy

Work at my main job was really, really easy these days. While an easy workday is usually a good thing, like anything else it can be taken to an extreme. I actually prefer a bit of challenge. Which I didn’t get these days and probably won’t get until after the first of the year. That’s just the way the work cycles go.

Monday was supposed to be gym day but naturally enough other things intervened. I went on Tuesday, however, and ellipted for 40 minutes at a nice clip. Wednesday was another gym opportunity,  but a nasty headache kiboshed those plans.

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