Tuesday, September 2, 2014

11000 steps

So...after my first day of work at Jimmy Beans Wool, I knew I was tired, but after my second day, I was thoroughly exhausted.  As a "puller" I take all the orders that people send in, go find the yarn, needles and notions and put them on the packing table where the packers take over.

The warehouse is 20,000 square feet.  And I walk it all day for 8 hours.  Up and down the aisles...and boy, let me tell you after putting in a full 8 hours, I wanted to know how many steps I was taking.

SO, I put a little pedometer app on my phone (Pacer if you're curious) and counted my steps on my 3rd day at Jimmy Beans...10,600.

Today was 11,500.

That's a lot of steps and all in a days' work.  Isn't that awesome?

So far I really like the job.  I'm pulling yarn which means that I get to touch, see, and think about all the beautiful things this yarn will become one day.  People bring in their finished projects to work, and that's incredibly fun too.

And today these people that I work with blew me away in their support of a fellow co-worker who has just been diagnosed with metastitic endometrian cancer.  They had a "peach fuzz" party where some folks shaved their heads and almost everyone dyed at least a portion of their hair.  The folks at JBW will be sporting all kinds of crazy do's if you want to come take a look (and are in the area for the balloon festival which I hear is pretty cool.)

Anyway, enough of work.  the apartment is progressing very very slowly.  I'm still trying to figure out why my mattress is delayed, and I'm kind of getting a little cranky about that, but it'll work out eventually.

In the meantime, here's me, in my little chair next to my little lamp using my computer on my tv tray.  Life is grand.


  1. Ha! I was just wondering the other day how many steps you're taking every day! That's amazing! It's like going to the gym AND your job at the same time! :) I can't wait to get my JBW order! I got my shipping notification first thing this morning!

  2. That's pretty awesome. The steps, the camaraderie of your new work place. All the yarn and fiber creative sanctioned "touching", hehe. Love the smile, I'm so glad life is grand.

  3. so fun that you can get your steps touching yarn!!!!!!
    WOnderful for you! Thrilled !