Counting Down…

Here I sit, at Due Dirty Laundry, on a dreary Saturday.  Hell week has started at Amazon, although I have to say, Black Friday was a non-event.  They had us all hyped up – all hands on deck – PLEASE stay the extra hour (we did not) – etc. etc. etc.  We were expecting above average chaos, craziness and mayhem.  We saw no more of it than usual.  Maybe that was a good thing.  Even the Amazon “regulars” said it was a very quiet Black Friday compared to years past.  Maybe Cyber Monday will be the REALLY crazy day – we shall see.

We did enjoy our Thanksgiving Day.  It was mostly quiet, except for going to dinner with our fellow Amazonians, a total of 34 of us!  I was very pleased so many made it out!  My thought, when organizing it and making the reservation, was “if we can’t be with our families, we may as well be together”.

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The food at Creek Side Family Resaurant was very good.  It was recommended by fellow Amazon employees, both CamperForce and regular workers.  They served the food buffet style and it was all fresh and delicious.  Turkey (all off bone – like it had fallen off – was so tender!), ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, corn, homemade gravy, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls, peach cobbler, pecan pie, and pumpkin pie.  Bill said there was also apple cobbler but I never saw it.  Oh – all all kinds of salad fixings.  Just wish we could have had some left overs.   Oh well, maybe next year.

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Diana and Pat
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Bill and I
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Karen and Bob
Richard and Bonnie
Richard and Bonnie

 

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Lisa and Paul

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We have all mandatory 50 hour weeks now until we leave, although we can do up to 60 if we want.  Don’t think I’m up for that!  This week coming up we can do 11 hour days instead of 10 if we want.  Might try to and see.  I’ll let you know.

Well, we just got back from our campground Thankgiving dinner.  There was a HUGE turnout – probably about 60 people!  They offered 2 times – one was 3:30pm for the night shift people and we went to the 6:30pm one, for day shifters.  It was almost standing room only except they brought in extra chairs and some people sat on the couches and other TV watching chairs.  The CG owners provided ham, turkey and fried chicken (we are in KY!), rolls, drinks and plates/utensils.  Everyone that came brought a dish to share so there were all kinds of goodies!   Bill made Grandma Murray’s Carrot Cake and it was all gone!  No worry though – he made a double batch so we have some for the upcoming week!  It was nice to relax with other Camperforce people, catching up with friends we already knew and meeting some new ones!

Bill starting the cake - yes, he grates his own carrots!
Bill starting the cake – yes, he grates his own carrots!
I've used it, but Bill's first time using the handheld mixer
I’ve used it, but Bill’s first time using the handheld mixer
properly draining the fruit is essential
properly draining the fruit (cherries and pineapple) is essential
raisins and coconut - all measured out and ready to go
raisins and coconut – all measured out and ready to go
He made an 8 inch double layer round cake, a couple of these baby cakes and we put a rectangle cake in the freezer - plenty of cake!
He made an 8 inch double layer round cake, a couple of these baby cakes and we put a rectangle cake in the freezer – plenty of cake!

 

Michele and Peg
Michele and Peg
Paul and Lisa
Paul and Lisa
Lacretia and Gerard
Lacretia and Gerard
Bob and Karen
Bob and Karen
Dino and Lisa
Dino and Lisa

OH – almost forgot something we are working on!  Bill decided he wanted to do something different for the kids.  Well, since we are in bourbon country, he decided he wanted to do a tasting with the kids.  We didn’t want them to be influenced or decide which they liked best based on how much they cost (let’s face it, the more expensive ones are USUALLY better, but not always!), so he bought some plain 4oz bottles and we filled them and labeled them #1 – #6 and packed them up and when we can, we will be sending them UPS.  Seems if we send them USPS we would be breaking the law, however, sending them UPS only breaks their rules.  BIG difference!  I think they (UPS) will be ok.

he ordered the bottles and the teeny tiny funnel from guess where? Amazon!
he ordered the bottles and the teeny tiny funnel from guess where? Amazon!
labeling the bottles
labeling the bottles
getting ready for shipping
getting ready for shipping

Guess that’s all for now – I’m afraid my posts won’t be too exciting til we head out for FL, I’m really hoping we are out of here the 21st at the latest!