Saturday, January 2 – Sunday, January 3

The last two days of my three weeks off from my main job weren’t really days off, as I worked both days at the Major Home Improvement Retailer. I’m going to have to get back into the pattern of thinking of Fridays as my (one-day) weekend and Saturdays and Sundays as work days. Anyway, Saturday was an 8-hour shift and it seemed to last forever. You know, one of those days when you check the time, then check it again an hour later but only five minutes have passed. Garden was fairly busy, but with four or more people on duty at any given time things did start to get a bit tedious. Fortunately I had about two hours of computer training to do. Otherwise I probably would have gone batty.

Sunday was only a 4-hour shift, 1 to 5, but it was far more interesting. It was my first on the road (so to speak) forklift training session since a very brief one months ago. The trainer had me operate the forklift in the receiving area, which was pretty much empty as it was a weekend and all the previous week’s deliveries had been packed out. At first he had me familiarize myself with the controls, then drive forward and back, and finally make turns.  It was tough controlling the contraption at first but after about 15 minutes I was getting the hang of things. It takes some time to get used to the idea of rear-wheel steering, but once I did it became more intuitive. After about 45 minutes the trainer had me pick up some empty pallets and add them to a stack. That actually went better than expected.

Other than work, it was a fairly low-key weekend, nothing special to report. I originally had some ideas about going to the gym but naturally enough I didn’t go. Whether this is laziness or something else I don’t know, but it’s not a good state of affairs.

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