Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Ed and I want to take this time to give thanks for all the new friends we have met on our journey the past 2 years. We also give thanks for our family.  We love you all and wish we could be together today.  We are cooking a turkey dinner for ourselves with all the trimmings.  Because we only have a small oven its a very small 9 lb bird.  We will be watching the parade and the Patriots play.   

Happy Thanksgiving

May your stuffing be tasty,
May your turkey be plump.
May your potatoes ‘n gravy have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious,
May your pies take the prize,
May your Thanksgiving dinner stay off of your thighs!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


I know I have been really lazy about keeping this blog updated.  We have been working a lot and on our days off we have the normal things to do like laundry, grocery shopping and just trying to rest before it all starts again.  Last week we had to take the motorhome to have another recall on our refrigerator taken care off and we also had a problem with our microwave/convection oven and we were able to get that taken care off.
Things are a little easier here in Kentucky than they were last year in Kansas.   We are only working 10 hours a day.  This time last year we were working 11 hour days and they still wanted a 5th day.  You wouldn’t think that one extra hour would make a difference, but it does when you are doing physical work like we are here.  It’s not our feet that hurt when we get home but our upper backs.  We work on a waist high table and although the boxes come down a conveyer, you still need to get them to the table.  The challenge come with the larger boxes.  Some are heavy but most are just bulky and sometimes its hard to get the merchandise out of them. 
But the people here are so nice.  The training has been great and they treat the workampers really well.  We are not expected to work overtime, its voluntary.  Last week we worked an overtime day but this week we decided to take our 3 days over the holiday and really relax.  Maybe we will work some overtime next week. 
Right now its raining and I have pumpkin bread in the oven.  It’s weather like this that I like to bake.  Maybe I’ll make some cookies too!