Mar 3, 2010

38 Days

As you read this entry, or at least at the time it posted, I am on my first day of our refueling outage at our nuclear power plant.  I will be doing 6-12 hour days, plus turnover and 45 minute commute each way. 

I find working this shift very tiring.  I normally got to bed between 11 and 11:30, but with needing to get up at 3:15 AM, I will need to plan on being in bed no later than 10 PM.  I force myself to get daily workouts, it helps relieve stress and offset the goodies that we have during the day to keep ourselves going. That leaves me with 7:15 to 10:15 PM daily to decompress, eat dinner, etc., so that does not leave much time for extras.  So besides my pre-staged entries, I will be kind of light for a while.

In addition, I will be lurking, but not commenting nearly as often.  See you in mid-April, just in time for the tax man.


  1. Work sucks! =)
    Take care of yourself.

  2. Take care of yourself, Ken! See you when you have the time!!

  3. Yuck! Hope these long days go by quickly for you!

  4. I'm always up at 3am. But don't have the stress you do. Hang in there. It'll be a long month for you. See you back in April.

  5. That's some schedule! Keep afloat.


  6. I don't envy that schedule at all. In mid April you will have to re-introduce yourself to Beth first!

    Take care of yourself!

  7. That cycle sounds awful. Tare care of yourself. We'll be here waiting!


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