We had a cold spell go through here and dropped some snow on the local mountains. We didn’t get any snow here in Fernley, but the mountains sure looked nice. The temps dropped down into the low 20’s at night so got out the electric heater. I bought a Lasko oscillating heater last year at Walmart so I fired it up to keep Chica warm. I am still learning the best setting for it during the day. Yesterday I came home and it was 89 degrees inside the rig. Chica thinks she is in Hawaii. HA! HA! I am thinking of buying a timer so I can only keep it on during the cold parts of the day. During the day it warms up nicely (so far anyway) and she gets direct sunlight through the side window so she can lay on the couch and bask in the sun.
My back has been killing me this week so I have been taking Aleve on a daily basis to cure the pain. It is usually bad the first couple of weeks until your body acclimates to the punishment that Amazon doles out. After all life is not east when your making the big bucks. HA!
Diane takes Chica for a nice long walk during the day. It breaks up the monotony for her and gives her a chance to get some exercise while the sun is still out. I leave for work in the dark and it is almost dark when I return. The other day I got a note from Diane stating Chica had hid from her and she didn’t take her for a walk that day. She said she wouldn’t come when she called her name. I left a note for Diane stating she sometimes curls up on the seat in the cab where the sun shines in.
By the way I ordered a bed warmer for Chica’s bed so I can turn the heater down lower at night. I am testing it now and should be able to place it under her bed to keep her nice and snugly. Chica sure hates it when I am gone all day and goes crazy when I get home. It takes her about 10 minutes too calm down as she gets very excited when I walk in the door.
I didn’t do too well on cooking for the week last weekend. After working 10 hours I really don’t fell much like cooking. So I looked over Casey’s menu and decided I would give her cooking a try. She doesn’t cook on Sunday so I was on my own. Monday I had spaghetti and meatballs with cheese garlic bread. WOW! It was a real feast. Then Tuesday and Wednesday I got her soups with garlic bread. Very yuuuumy!
I was assigned Thursday as my mandatory overtime day. So now I will be working 5 days a week with Friday and Saturday off. Also our starting time has been moved back to 6:00am. The best part is that we get off work at 4:30pm. We can also get voluntary overtime if we want it, but I am not too excited about working 11 hour days.
I hope everyone has a nice safe Halloween tonight!