Monday, May 24, 2021

A New Chapter in Our Lives

 




   After 12 years of working the graveyard shift as a freight delivery driver, Jeff's time there came to an end on Friday night.  He started his new job in Contractor Sales at a building supply company today and could not be happier. 😊  He called me when he was on his lunch break to let me know how things were going.  There is definitely a learning curve since everything is computerized for inventory, but he will pick it up quickly I'm sure.  He is a hands on learner and picks up things quickly once he is shown how to do something and does it a few times himself.  He is now working 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. which works out great for us since it will allow us to go to Bradley and Isaiah's Pee Wee baseball games this Summer, and being just 4 miles from Jaysn and Rachel's house, will allow him to stay with them if the roads get bad this Winter and shut down. 


   It is not just an adjustment for him, but for me also.  I am finding that I am more productive during regular daytime hours.  Today I was able to get 5 loads of laundry done and folded, make split pea and ham soup and work in the garden along with getting some things cleaned on the outside of the house.  I also got the gardens all watered.  There are still the beds to make with freshly washed linens, but I will wait for Jeff to help with that since my back is done for the day. 😉


   Jaysn came out this afternoon after work to borrow the truck so he can pick up a bed they are buying tomorrow.  It was so nice to visit with him for a bit without distractions.  We had fun sharing some memories and I sent him home with some sausages for the big family party this weekend.  They are much easier to just grill that Rachel making homemade pizza and she needs a break at the moment.  Trying to move into a new home and having family come for visits has been keeping her super busy (and stressed).


  Anyway, Jeff just got home so I am going to visit with him but I wanted to check in.  Be blessed!


   

12 comments:

  1. I'm glad to read that everything is coming together so nicely for you! Hope you both enjoy this new chapter in your lives. :)

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    1. Thank you BLess! Now if I cold just get my body to adjust to sleeping at night all would be good. LOL!

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  2. Glad he started the new job and hope he continues to like it.

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    1. I'm sure he will. He loves working with people and this is a business that he knows well. :)

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  3. Well that is happy news! How nice for you both! I always enjoy visiting with you hering how you spend your days.

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  4. Congratulations! Glad he is working better hours and it sounds like a wonderful summer coming up!

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    1. It really is looking to be that way and we could not be happier!

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  5. Well that is just great! You will have a much better schedule.

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    1. Yes we will. I am trying to get as much done during the say as possible and am finding I am more productive.

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  6. I know about shift changes. My husband who is retired now, used to work some different shifts and of course it was an adjustment and right when we would be used to it - it changed. Plus different weekends too. For years he had Friday and Sat off. Then there was the Wednesday and Thursday weekends. That was hard when you have school kids.

    Enjoy the new change. I hope it lasts a long time for you.

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    1. Thank you Debby. I know how hard those shift changes are. My husband had shifts that changed every 2 days years ago...talk about confusing to your body. He got out of that job as soon as he could. (((((HUGS))))

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