Monday, April 16, 2007

Early Shift / Weekend

For the next 2 weeks, I am on the early shift at work. It runs from 4:30 AM to 1:00 PM. I really like getting home so early and spending more awake time with my family, but boy, is it hard to wake up that early. It is especially difficult on Monday morning, because my body hasn't made the adjustment yet. This morning, as I walk around, I can feel my body crying out, "I'm tired, let me sleep!" As the week goes on, it gets easier. It's also nice because I get 30 min. of overtime every day. They don't like us getting overtime unless it is absolutely necessary, so this is pre-approved OT.

This weekend was a fun one. We went out to the Schumann's Saturday and had the Easter egg hunt. John and Ashley couldn't make it last weekend, so they decided to postpone it till this last weekend. It was fun, the kids sure do love running all over the yard looking for eggs. I just have to make sure that they don't pick up any "brown eggs" left over from Bailey (their yellow lab). Christy also makes a hunt for the adults. It is fun, and I try really hard not to get too into it and make a fool of myself. The Schumanns tend to treat Easter much like Christmas (i.e. it is a big holiday). When I was a kid, Easter was a time for some candy, and perhaps some small gifts. Christy ended up having a total of over $250 available for the adults, not to mention the kids. Stacey and I made out with $139, while John and Ashley got $117. Awesome! They sure do treat us well.

2 comments:

Gords said...

$139??? Man - you guys are more than treated well. Good for you. Any video?

Eric Gridley said...

I will get a video clip posted when I have a chance.