Wow it’s a little dusty in here! Sorry I haven’t been around forever but I’ve been working a lot. My old job I’d work 30hrs a week. The new job I work 60-70hrs a week. By the time I’m off each shift I’m usually too tired to blog or read blogs. Hell some nights I don’t even bring my laptop into my hotel room because I may only have an hour before bed. So as like I tell family and friends I had to change jobs and with it my life has changed. Till I change jobs this is the way it’s going to be unfortunately.
I wish I could tell you how my weight loss is going but I don’t know. I haven’t been home or on a scale in 6 weeks at least. Based on how my clothes fit I’d say I’m losing weight slowly. I was hoping I’d get home this weekend but CN in it’s infinite wisdom changed our schedule twice this week which means I won’t be going home. It’d be nice to get there next weekend though since it’ll be Mother’s Day. BUT it’ll depend on where I am and what the planned schedule says….as usual
For the two of you that have been following me I was thinking I’d just friend you on Facebook as I don’t think I’ll be on here much in the near future. What do you think?
Well I’m still working. Things are going pretty well. Everyone kept saying it would be exciting hut that’s not the case. We drive down the tracks at 15mph maximum in the dark. So there’s nothing to look at and we’re going slowwwww. Some parts of the track we travel at only 3-5 mph. Then there’s nights where we can sit for an hour or more while waiting for trains to go by. So not very exciting
The nice thing that’s happened is we got a raise! It was big to at $5.50 an hour. Makes the whole living on the road thing more bearable knowing i can reach my financial goals quicker. Well thats all for now as its tiring typing this out on my cellphone. Ciao.
Good morning. I’m 3 shifts in to actual work on the railroad. Last night/this morning seemed to be better. The first night was pretty killer as sitting in a truck for 6 hours trying to hold your speed to 13 or 15 miles an hour is killer on your right leg and feet. I’m actually surprised my ass didn’t hurt too. Last night in 5.5hrs of rail time I only got out of the truck once and my legs and feet didn’t bother me quite as much. I think another week or so and my body will adjust to the new strains.
As for my body and brain and night shift? Well that first shift was hell. Trying to drive us 1 hour back to the hotel was brutal at 5am. Last night although I didn’t work as late I think it would have been much better. Due to rail traffic we went home at 3:30am putting us back in the hotel 2 hours earlier than normal. What I’m trying to do is stay up till noon before going to bed. This mimics my previous routine of going to work 1-2 hours after waking up.
As for my weight loss: it’s going well I think. I have no scale to go by but my pants seem to be looser so I think that’s a positive. It’s amazing how much less my desire for food is now that I have changed careers. These days I have to make sure I eat regularly. Before I use to have to make sure I didn’t eat all the time! So I do believe the career change will have a big secondary benefit like I thought.
Well after a week of doing nothing they decided I better start working. Last night I did just that. There was a lot more to the job then they told me but I think I got the hang of most things by the end of the night. The worst thing was trying to stay awake the last few hours. I’ve never worked night shift before and that’s what I’m doing this week.
That’s all I’m leaving you with today cause I’m not totally with it right now. I was woken earlier than I wanted and am feeling it now sitting here. Back to bed for awhile. Hope all is well with you!
Originally we were suppose to be testing tracks tomorrow in Halifax. That would mean I should be getting my truck ready for the last leg of our trip. Instead we’re in Moncton, New Brunswick for a few days as they changed the track testing to Thursday. While here we’ll get a few repairs done on our truck.
Last night I went to the New Brunswick casino just down the road from my hotel. The buffet was great and a good price at only $9.99. However my luck at poker continues to be crap I’m almost ready to stop playing poker. Here’s a couple photos to end this post.
98%! After much worrying I passed my rules course Friday. I missed one question that I should have got but it’s all good. After the test I found out my new assignment. I was told I was driving a work truck to Halifax, Nova Scotia. I’m only allowed to go 60 mph though so I won’t get there till Monday. It doesn’t sound like I’ll be there long based on what the other guy I’m with says. I don’t care though as I’m making money driving out. So keep the miles coming
Tonight we stopped in Trois-Riviere, Quebec. Tomorrow we’re hoping to get to Moncton, New Brunswick. I’ve never been farther east then I am tonight so tomorrow will be a new experience. Here’s where I stayed for the past week….
Good evening. Normally Thursday’s would be weigh-in day but with the new job that won’t be happening. I’m not carrying a scale with me everywhere. So till I get home in 3 months or so there won’t be any more weigh-ins. Unless I come across one in my travels. It hasn’t been a great week for food intake but not bad considering I’m not at home to cook. I’m hoping I’m maintaining!
In other news I’m 4 days into my rules course. Tomorrow morning we’ll be going over some more rules and maybe a brief review. THEN, there’ll be a test after lunch :0 I think I’ve been picking things up ok. Combined with it being an open book test I think I can pass this. I just need 90% or better…no big deal Wish me luck!