Tuesday, May 1, 2012

'12/#21 First Day At Work

I know that the pictures I promised are not on-line yet. After 2 days of sorting, editing, & deleting we just couldn't look at them any more so it will have to wait a little longer. The truck is having some issues so it will go in the shop soon. Hopefully it just needs new batteries. Yes batteries, it has 2. Something about starting a big diesel & the fact that this particular chassis was designed to accommodate an ambulance body with all it's lights & accessories. For now I can use it locally & that is all we need.

The rest of the weekend we relaxed & got out the clothes we would need for our new jobs. Nothing special, but we did stock up with khakis to go with the uniform shirts they provide. Monday we went to HR to fill out all the paperwork needed for employment & to make sure Uncle Sam takes his bite out of our paychecks. The complex we are working at has 2 hotels, cabins, & gift shops. Mary will be working in the gift shop & I will be working there, the cabins, & "other duties as needed". As my Dad used to call it, "a jack of all trades & master of none". At least I will be busy, I won't get bored, & I'm sure the time will fly. Day 1 at the Buffalo Bill Village was interesting. Not a lot going on because the busy season doesn't start until June. Right now we are recieving inventory for the store & marking it for sale. We are also learning all the ins & outs of the job. First day jitters aside we had a good day. We caught on to the jobs quickly & met a bunch of nice people. It looks like we will have a good time here this summer. New friends, new things to see, & new adventures.

The weather here has been interesting. Temps have been consistantly in the 50's durring the day & dropping as low as 34deg at night. Mary has been surprizingly tolerant of the temperatures considering that she thinks anything below 65deg is dog sled weather. The one thing that has taken us back is the wind. There is no way we are putting our awning out. The winds have been so strong they rock the trailer. One night we put the sattelite down so it didn't rip it off the roof! We have been told that we can't go to Yellowstone or Beartooth Pass because they haven't plowed the snow on the roads yet!!! They say by the first of June it should be cleared but there could still be snow storms through the month of June!!!!!!!!! WHERE THE HECK ARE WE?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Oh well, we said we wanted an adventure so stay tuned to see what we get into next. I'm signing off now having survived my first day of work here in Cody WY because.....

Home is where we park it,
Frank & Mary

1 comment:

  1. Hi Friends .. we think you'll have a wonderful experience .. just remember you ARE Retired, so take it easy as you enjoy.. I'm with Mary "on the cold"! smiles %+)john ;+)beryl