Sunday, November 24, 2013

Work Selfie on "Timesheet/Disco Saturday"

I don't take a lot of "selfies" but I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror the other day at work and thought I would capture the moment. 

First, let me tell you that I am responsible for doing 95 timesheets for the inspection crew every other week. What happens is this: 

Wednesday - I send out an email telling everyone I need their mileage and hours worked by noon on Friday.
Thursday - I announce in the morning meeting that mileage and hours are due the next day by noon.
Friday - I announce in the morning meeting that I need their mileage and hours NOW or within the next few hours.
Friday at noon - I start texting and calling people who haven't turned in their mileage and hours.
Friday afternoon - I work all afternoon on timesheet and complain about those people who struggle to get their mileage and hours in to me on time. When I am done with all 95 of them, I print them off and prepare for "Timesheet/Disco Saturday".
"Timesheet/Disco Saturday" - This is the craziest day of the week for me. I have to run around the morning meeting passing out timesheets for the Inspectors to sign. I then have to collect them, make sure they are all there, get the Chief to sign them all, then check again to make sure they are all there, make any necessary changes, and then scan and send them to corporate and Enbridge. 

In order to keep my mood up while dealing with the crabby-patty Inspectors, I wear my "Disco Pants" (I get compliments and some good laughs about them) and usually end up listening to 70s music on Pandora. 

This is me in the "Printer Room" scanning in the timesheets. 

I obviously don't take many "selfies"...

There we go! That's me at work in my vest (must be worn 24/7) and my "Disco Pants"! Happy "Timesheet/Disco Saturday" everyone!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


Ahhh!! I'm overwhelmed! Just so overwhelmed! 

Everyday I'm up at 3:40AM, exercise, have a quick breakfast, head to work, deal with crabby-patty pipeliners, work my booty off, head home at 5:00, make dinner, eat dinner with Josh (best part of my day), clean up, get ready for the next day, and head to be by 8:30PM.

I'm exhausted! Just so tired. I can't sit still very long or else I start to nod off. Like I am right now...

Josh is just as tired and overwhelmed. 

On top of all of this we still have to find time to go grocery shopping, do the finances, clean the Raptor, and plan a wedding. Oh yeah! We have a date! May 24th, 2014! So exciting!

My parents are doing most of the planning which is amazing because WE JUST DON'T HAVE TIME! Eek! 

It's going to be fine :-)

Here are some pictures from this last month:

[A HUGE rainstorm rolled through the Yard and flooded everything. People were up to their knees in water. Luckily I parked in the back and I didn't get that wet]

[Everyday we go through the Inspectors paperwork. Here is the amount we have to go through for our 85 guys.]

[One of the Inspectors got a shipment of peppers in. He gave me some of the sweet ones. Such a nice gesture.]

[I am so sick of my allergies. I take 3 different medications and if I miss one dose I am miserable! I've decided to do some "Honey Therapy" as a last resort. I hope this works.]

[The entrance to our RV Park. I love the fall colors!]

[Since we don't have time to go to the laundry mat, Josh decided to splurge and get us a washer/dryer. It was a lot of money but I am so excited about it!] 

[He was nervous to cut a hole in the side of the Raptor for the vent but it all turned out just fine!]

[Our "Save the Date" announcements arrived!]

[Josh LOVES to clean!]

[These next two pictures pretty much sums up my job] 

Oh! Christmas is coming so soon! We already bought our airline tickets for CA! It's gonna be a not-so-white-Christmas for us this year!