Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
June, 2019 - Mount Denali, Alaska

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all. We’ve had another fantastic year and have so much to be thankful for.


Its been just over 2-1/2 years since we began our fulltime RVing journey. We are so grateful we are able to live this lifestyle. When my feet are hurting in that tenth hour some nights at Amazon, I remind myself its only for a few more weeks and so worth it to fund this journey!!

We are grateful for our family which will soon include our future daughter-in-law Cathryn. We are grateful for good health. We’ve been healthier in the past few years than ever before. This life sure seems to agree with us!

We are even grateful to The Goodyear Tire Company. Although we’ve had so much trouble with our 5th wheel tires, we just found out they will again cover the damage to our unit as well as pay for the replacement tire and the roadside assistance fee. We’ve had the fourth tire sent back to them and are waiting to see if they will also replace that last original tire before we settle our claim with them. Considering these tires are five years old, we definitely feel they must realize the original tires were defective or they would not be fully covering our damage five years later.

Tonight we are working a shortened shift at Amazon from 9 pm to 3:30 am. We get paid time and a half holiday pay so that’s a good thing. Tomorrow night we work an 11 hour shift. Then Sunday we start our mandatory 50 hour weeks. They’ve told us the next 3 weeks will be 50 hour weeks. Yeah for overtime pay! Last week they told us Sunday and Monday would also be 11 hour days, but a few days later they told us only Friday would be 11 hours. Last year all of those days were 11 hours.

Amazon opened seven new fulfillment centers this year. I think that’s the reason for the slower work here this year. The orders are just more spread out across the country. I heard on the news that Amazon is hoping to begin competing with stores by beginning to offer same day delivery. For that to happen, they need to have more facilities. We’ll see if we actually get the overtime they’re predicting.

As I walk around the warehouse for an average of 7 to 8 miles per shift, I’ve seen lots of different items. It’s amazing the stuff people buy. One new item this year is the "talk to me potty”. It’s a potty chair that praises the child for doing their business. Too funny. There’s also a DNA testing kit for multi-breed dogs. One of the saddest things I’ve come across is a test kit to determine if there is alcohol in breast milk. Really????

Thank you to all of you who read my blog and leave comments. I hope everyone has a very Happy Thanksgiving.

 Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!