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Training and the Rigors of a Shift Change

In my last "Buzz," Ron had completed his first week of training at his new job here in northern Minnesota. I'm happy to say he completed his final two weeks of training with flying colors and has been posted to his work station where he continues to impress his supervisor with his positive spirit and diligent work ethic.

We continue to enjoy our quiet and comfortable apartment. We have settled in nicely with everything in its place. It's nice to be able to do a load of laundry whenever the need arises. A big difference from camping days when the hamper got quite full waiting for the one day a week that was designated laundry day!

It's still hard to say goodbye to Ron every day as he leaves for work. Speaking of which, once his training was complete, his work hours changed to 1:30 - 10 p.m. every weekday. Along with the recent time change, we have been trying to adjust our day so that we get up later in the morning and head to bed later at night. Otherwise, the day gets very long for Ron with this new shift. With him not at home, my evenings can be quite long but I try to keep busy more in the evening than during the day to compensate for what can seem like long nights! So we're not quite there yet but we're coming along! The weekends take their toll, especially if we wake up in time for online church! But we're slowly adjusting to the rigors of the shift change and certainly prefer it to the other shift which begins at 4:30 a.m.! We are still talking a lot about full-time RVing. We just don't know when that will happen. Today is election day in the USA so there may be more big changes ahead which will either free us up to feel comfortable traveling, or keep us anchored where we are for a while longer. As always happens at USA election time, and at deer hunting season, I celebrated a birthday yesterday. My monthly devotional for those who subscribe to it, centers around my birthday gift from Ron. If you want to learn more, click the message icon on any of my website pages, or the "Contact Me" section of this page, fill in your info, and then check the subscribe box. You will receive a monthly devotional from me to your inbox. And I promise, your email is not shared, sold, or otherwise proliferated! Leaving you again with a quote from a dear friend of mine: If what you believe makes no difference, it makes no difference what you believe. Betty

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