One day away from leaving Fernley
I have been working at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Fernley, NV for the past 3 years. Since I began working there in 2011 I have made regular trips to doctors in Reno for checkups and to renew my prescriptions. I made the appointments this year as well but wasn’t planning on working at Amazon. I was going to do some traveling as I had just completed my camp hosting assignment in Washington.
I stayed at the Desert Rose RV Park where I used to stay while working at Amazon. I was waiting for a package from Escapees and was ready to depart for Utah to meet up with Jim, Gayle and Debbie.
Then I got a call from my sister informing me that our Mom was on Hospice. She felt that I should be there so I bought airline tickets and made arrangements to board Chica in Reno. I also informed the Desert Rose office that I would be out of the area but would keep my rig connected to electric.
I then flew to SO CA to see my Mom and do what I could to help my sister. My Mom was very weak when I arrived, but has shown improvement while I was there. She is still touch and go after a week.
To make a long story short I was in CA for a week. My Mom is very weak but seems to be doing much better. I flew back to Reno and picked up Chica. She wouldn’t let me set her down once I had picked her up. She was going crazy, jumping all over the car.
Got hired at Amazon
Like I have said all summer, “I am NOT going to work at Amazon this holiday season”. Oh well forget that notion. When I got to Desert Rose RV Park there were already several of my friends staying there. I found Roger and we went out to dinner and got caught up on what each of us has been doing. Then I met Jane who has followed my blog. They both encouraged me to sign up again with Amazon. No way I would say. HA!
Then I met Barb and Chuck who I had worked with last year. They told me the same thing. To make a long story short I called Joni at Amazon and mentioned that I would like to work again during the peak season. She wrote me back that she was reactivating my application and start a background check. I completed the drug screen while in CA and orientation was last Tuesday. I saw the same movies I have watched each year. ZZZ!
Anyway I only have 5 hour days the first week. This week I am on a my regular four 10 hour day schedule with 3 days off. My work days are Wed thru Sat. I decided to work nights so that it would be dark and hopefully Chica would sleep most of the night. My hours are 6:00pm to 4:30am. YUK!!! I hope I don’t have trouble sleeping. On top of that I also make $.75 an hour more. Not too shabby!
Get out the heaters
I got out all the heaters, both catalytic and electric and hooked them up. The weather here is not too bad yet, but the nights have been down in the 30’s. But Chica and I are staying very comfortable.
Only 2 months and then off to Q
Once I finish up my stint at Amazon I will be off to So CA for the holidays with family and then over to Quartzsite where I will meet up with all my friends at Rogers 1/2 Acre. I am looking forward to both, but in the meantime I will work my ass off here at Amazon.