Monday, February 4, 2008

Blog Design...

Im so bored with my current colors so Im in the process of changing it up. Im really not liking what is on here right now.....too islandy. I was going to do a Valentine theme but honestly I could not find anything out there that wasnt over the top! I like things a bit more subtle. Then I found some that were too Springy.....although I would welcome Spring at this point (we got more snow last night....) So anyway, Ive spent too much time on it for now.....you'll have to put up with the yuckiness that it is for a few hours longer until the kids are in bed and I can spend some more time on it.



On my last post, a friend of mine made a request to hear more details about my "graveyard shift" and what exactly I do for work. Well, I work for the Post Office. They have a large building here called "The Rec" which stands for Remote Encoding Center. There are only about 10 of them across the county. What we do there is this: When you drop of piece of mail in the box; postman; post office; etc.....the people inside your local post office run it through a machine called a Sorter. The Sorter scans and reads that piece of mail and is able to discern what address that mail is being sent to. However, it is just a machine and sometimes it cannot read the piece of mail for reasons such as; written illegibly, written too lightly, written in glittery ink, the envelope is colored, or the address itself is not valid (mostly the zipcode is what matters). So, when the piece cannot be sorted, the image that was scanned when they put it through the Sorter comes to my computer at the REC. I look at the image and key in the correct address for that mail and that correction goes back through cyber space to the post office it was generated from.....and now the mail gets sorted by hand to its appropriate place. Basically my job from 8pm to 4:30am is sitting in front of a computer and keying images as fast as I can. We cannot talk to our neighbors so it is essentially silent in the center. I listen to my ipod, books on tape, etc and just key key key. It is a simple job for a person who can type quickly and who likes to work and go home. Perfect for me. Plus my schedule can be changed every 90 days if I need to so it is very accomodating for busy moms. I get to be home during the week with the kids and am able to attend school functions....etc. Its great, tiring, but it works great for us. Plus it pays pretty decent. So, there you go. Thats what I do.....I also babysit my nephew 3-4 days a week while his parents work and I watch a girl in Ian's class on Fridays. All of this gives me income as though I worked full time out of the house but I am home for most of the time!

Ok so, no more exciting stuff to report. I am freezing right now. I caught a chill outside while picking up Evan from piano lessons and I cant shake it.....Im deep in the throes of Spring Fever!

3 comments:

Alisha said...

Thanks for honoring my request...I love hearing how people are able to work and still get to do the mommy stuff. Sounds like a pretty good set up if you ask me. I kind of like the background...but then again I always enjoy seeing what you are able to find!

H2K FAMILY BLOG said...

Wow, you have always gone 120 mph, and I think now you have 3 busy kids you are going 220 mph. I think it is great you have found a way to bring in income and still be a full time mom. Your amazing!! Have fun keying!!!

Melanie said...

Totally interesting about your job. Thanks for the details. How are you not totally exhausted all the time?? When do you sleep?