Thursday, January 29, 2009

There will be a brief intermission

As much as I wish my life consisted of nothing more than sitting at my computer writing and reading posts, there are pesky little things like bills to be paid. Due to this unfortunate fact, I am working for the next 3 weeks.

Las Vegas has three ginormous buildings that are named the World Market Center. In these buildings there are a gazillion different showrooms, where vendors pay ridiculous amounts of money to rent space and show their products. Twice a year there is a week long show where people who want to buy things to put in their stores come and walk around and look at all the new stuff.

Apparently in order to entice buyers that they need more new and exciting things, these showroom owners reorganize all of their products every six months for each new show. And this is where I come in.

This week I am working for a company named RAZ that makes and sells mostly Christmas things, but also decorations for every season. The process of moving everything and setting up for a show is ridiculously long and arduous. There are 6 of us working 10 hour days for this whole week.

Next week I will go to my usual company that I have worked for the past two years. They sell home accessories and some furniture. There are 26 pallets of product waiting for me to unpack, when I get done with RAZ.

Then the week after that is the actual show where I will help in the showroom with customer service.

It is exhausting work and I come home so sore I can hardly walk upstairs to my bed, where I fall like a ton of bricks. But the good news is that it does pay money, something that my mortgage company, dentist, and electric company seem to value quite a bit. And it is really only twice a year, so that part of it is ideal. It is just a bit stressful during the two or three weeks every six months that I actually work.

So you may or may not notice my absence around the blogosphere. Just know I am thinking of you and wondering what I am missing out on. Some times I may get to check in and maybe even post, but most days I don't even have the strength to type by the end of the day. I'll be back.

Who knew working was such hard work.


Kristina P. said...

This is great news! You will be missed, but I'll be here when you get back.

Kris said...

Just think how great it is that Jared is back in school and you can rake in the big bucks. I will miss you. I may even have to start my own blog with so many on break.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Oh everyone is absent right now and it makes me SAD! But happy to know it's for a good cause. It's for life.

GOOD LUCK! Go get 'em tiger. You will be so missed!

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Wow, intense!! Good luck!

Smart Helm said...

Good luck. Las Vegas is such a a crazy place.

I'll expect to see big muscles at the end of ur 3 weeks. Maybe u can even run a triathlon with me :-)

April said...

Ooohhhhh.....I know that company from when I had a gift store! I am so jealous!! I would love to be at the World Market Center!!! {Wipes saliva from shirt}...oh yeah..and I'll miss you!! hehehe!!

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

OKay never heard of those companies...but you are right, that is a pretty sweet deal to only work the twice out of the year! Hard work, but worth the money! :)

I will miss your posts...I have this computer that I can read peoples posts but then I can't's weird, anyway, then I have to remember when I get home to comment on those posts I read, which of course I forget to do...because lets face it, I can't even remember my own name sometimes! :)

Heidi Ashworth said...

I love RAZ! They have really cute Christmas items and faux food. I love faux food. Should anyone wish to send me somthing out of the kindess of their heart, faux food is always welcome (as is real food. I am not a discriminator of food. Or gifts. Or the goodnesses of one's hearts)

Allison Barnes said...

Let me know if they need more help! would love to work 2 times a year!! Have fun!

Eliza said...

I had a dream last night that Russell lost his job and I had to go back to work. I was exhusted just thinking about it!

Good luck!

Eliza said...

I had a dream last night that Russell lost his job and I had to go back to work. I was exhusted just thinking about it!

Good luck!

Leticia said...

Good luck ! I hope you get some rest after all your hard work!!!

April said... may be making money...but it stinks not "seeing" you around the blog community.