Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tired Feet

Well, I had intended on posting a bit more but I guess I haven't entirely gotten used to this amount of construction work yet.  Ten hours a day, everyday, is a little wearying.  And, I guess, the abrupt and total change in lifestyle has been mentally tiring.  I believe this is about as opposite as the way I was living as you can get.  I'm having to stay in a small, cramped, heavily occupied, cheap hotel.  It's right next to the interstate; mostly asphalt around here.  The peace and tranquility of my valley is a long way away.  I'm doing the best I can I guess but it gets me down.  
I do enjoy working with my fellas though.  That's the one bright spot but I don't see a lot of them for most of the day actually.  Welders tend to work alone most of the time except when prep work is being done.  Well, didn't mean to write a downer post but I'm very tired and I want to go home.  We will get off at 2:30 tomorrow however and I'll be blazing a trail to my house shortly thereafter.  I'll try to have a better post from home.

10 comments:

Rita said...

Annie there are not many people who could do what you do. It is no wonder you are tired. When you get home you will rest really rest. And all will seem right with the world.

Anonymous said...

Always nice to read a post, and they don't all have to be "chipper."

I'm glad for you that tomorrow is Friday, and by this time then you should be snug as a bug in its own rug :)

Anonymous said...

Oops, that was Anon-R, not just any old Anonymous ;)

Curmudgeon said...

Yeah, I remember a tough job I had like that. It was the worst day of my life.
I've stayed in a few of those flea bags with empty swimming pools. The strip mall next to it had a food court that was a lawn chair and an open box of crackers. PS I'm drinking out of my cup.

Aunty Belle said...

ick! It ain't no fun a'tall to live in sticky asphalt when ya have agreen valley--make yore weekend count!!

Hope the $$ helps at home--jes' focus on yore good stuff--mebbe that'll git ya through the long days.

Chip "Rocket Man" Allen said...

We all have our down periods and if writing it down helps go right ahead and vent. It's your blog and you have the right to post anything you want. I come from a long line of veterans, some of whom have fought and bled (myself included)and others lost their lives defending your right to free speech so have at it!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Annie, I think that most of us reading your posts know you are being straight and sharing your thoughts, feelings, views, etc. Of course, you are beat after a workday you described and being away from your home, gardens, chicks, dog, and Jack is lonely. Drive safely get there quickly, and get some R&R.

Sal in Maine said...

Take your time. We'll be here when you get back, no worries!

HermitJim said...

What you need is a good back rub and a dose of "porch sitting!"

Spend some time watching the chickens run and the grass grow!

Just take care of yourself!

edifice rex said...

Hey Reet! yes, all does seem right at the moment! I sleep so hard when i come home; I guess I am not resting as well when i am away and catch up on the weekends.

Hey R! Yes, I was VERY snug last night! thanks!

Hey Dan! HA! thanks for the laughs; I needed 'em! glad you are enjoying your mug!

Hey Auntie! Yeah, that's about the only thing getting me through this!

Hey Chip! Well, I sincerely appreciate your service! truly. And the guys at work can tell you, I exercise my freedom of speech whenever I can!

Hey Bea! doing my best to do just that! thanks!

Hey Sal! thanks! I appreciate that!

Hey Jim! And I have gotten both the back rub and porch sitting and it has been wonderful.