State Troopers out in force

by Jonah

We’re trying to figure out what to do for my three-day weekend. Berck announced last night that we were going somewhere, and I had to figure out where. I was exhausted last night, so I told him we’d go to Colorado…where, specifically, I’d figure out when I got home from work.

I was so exhausted because I’d just worked an eleven-plus hour day starting at 6 that morning. See, when Barry told us all to go home on Wednesday because of the fire, he instructed us to plan on everyone coming in at 7 a.m. and pulling orders like crazy. But we were to call his voicemail beforehand to make sure the warehouse was actually open. So I called at 10, right before I would have headed to bed if I had to be at work at 7. The voicemail told everyone to come in at SIX. Six?? So I went straight to bed after setting my alarm for 5 a.m. Berck took forever coming to bed even though he said he would be right there, and then I couldn’t fall asleep until long after midnight.

As it was, half the people didn’t show up till 7… they’d called right before the time they were leaving for work to make sure to come in, but by then it was too late to get the message. The voicemail also told the college kids to come in at 10:30 or as early as they could. But Barry had told all of them the day before to take Thursday off and call to find out what time to come in Friday.

Even so, we got several store orders pulled in record time. The couple of college kids who called early enough to know they could come in on Thursday stocked all day. I finally went home at quarter-to-six. I was tired.

I got more sleep last night, heading to bed before it was even dark yet. Worked from 6 to 4:45. Got home and hit the Internet right away to tell Berck where we were going.

“San Isabel National Forest,” I announced. “The Spanish Peaks. It’s the nearest interesting part of Colorado.”

That was when Berck said he didn’t want to go anywhere. He was too tired.

I’m thinking a weekend staying off the roads, relaxing and watching movies, maybe using our new grill that Berck’s mom bought us, would be really nice.

Actual Fact: About 70 percent of the earth’s fresh water is made up of glacial ice. And if you had to replace it all, you’d need 60 years of the entire globe’s rainfall, and then you’d have to figure out a way to freeze it all.

2 Responses to “State Troopers out in force”

  1. nana Says:

    I just saw Stanley. Where’d he come from? At first I thought the kite must be named Stanley, but it wasn’t flat.

  2. Syd Says:

    It’s probably good that you decided not to go anywhere. I would dig a long weekend at home. As it is, I’m planning on spending Sunday afternoon installing linux, and Monday afternoon/Tuesday all day trying to figure out how to work it ;)

    I got my harddrive and it’s sooooo cute. I opened it up at work and I wanted to show someone how cute it is, but I figured they wouldn’t get it. It’s only cute if you’ve seen a harddrive before and you realize that it’s an itty bitty one that’s exactly the same. SO CUTE! Thanks ;)

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