Saturday, January 22, 2011
Back to the Frigid Weekends
Speaking of mopeds, my parts got pushed back a day by UPS... they are set to arrive on Tuesday now(my first day off in two weeks)...total bummer because we are one of the last houses on his route so our shipments never come until late in the day. I guess that will give me plenty of time to take apart my e50 motor and get it ready for the new parts.
I am not sure what you would call my Thursday-Friday shift... a quasi-triple? 23 hours of work in a 34 hour span? Anyway, I only got a little over 2 hours of sleep during that span and surprisingly last night I came home and watched "The American" and couldn't fall asleep. I wanted to, trust me...my eyes were burning, half from being tired and half from standing in the blowing wind for several hours in the morning with wind chills around -20°F. That had to be one of my least favorite live shots only because of how cold it was with the winds. I stayed warm for the most part, but my face felt like it was about ready to peel off and my feet were freezing despite all the socks...better boots....birthday present to myself.
Anyway, I slept like a baby once I fell asleep last night and now, I am back in the weather center again, and I really missed doing the weather on the weekends. I love filling in during the weeks, but the weekends just seem smoother for some reason. We have a slightly smaller staff: one anchor, one reporter(most of the time). That in turn means one less person here behind the scenes running the cameras, etc. Even though you would think the weekdays would be smoother with more people, on the weekends we all know our places and the ship seems to run so much smoother. Again, I am not putting down the weekdays at all, but on the weekend we all know our spots and work independently as a collective unit. We get our stuff done in a timely fashion and everyone has a little less detraction so it is easier to focus and the staff meshes really well.
Another cold one tonight with a light dusting of snow possible north of Dayton, but more sunshine tomorrow with partly cloudy skies....so take the sunglasses with all the fresh snow. Light snow, and maybe a little rain, for Monday and Tuesday, but only looking at light accumulations. Temps remain "mild" for next week, upper 20's or low 30's. Until tomorrow, have a good one!
Andrew Buck Michael