The last few weeks I've been working overtime....gradually adding more hours onto each week. I worked an extra 9 hours the first week, an extra 9.5 hours the second week and so far this week, I've worked an extra 5 hours (in one day)....with plans to work an extra 5 hours almost every single day this week....which would make about 20-25 hours of overtime for this week alone (not including the how much I might work this weekend).
The reason for all the overtime is the completion of a project at work. It seems that it always happens this way in the business I'm in. We work on the same project for 6-8 months and then there's the scramble of last minute details and coordination to finish it all out.
Fortunately for me - I get overtime pay since I'm an hourly employee. So, at times I welcome the chance to earn a little extra cash. It doesn't make it fun at the time usually....because essentially I have no life for a few weeks, eating dinners at my desk and having to turn down invites for much more fun things than OT. But, once the project is over with and I have my time back (and an increase of green in my pocket)....it all seems okay and even a little worth it.
This extra pay will come in handy lately as I have several things I need to pay for:
-A Sink Hole in my Driveway (more to come on this saga at a later date)
-A Bridesmaid Dress (My Bestie, Shannon, got engaged!!!)
-A Speeding Ticket (82 in a 55 - Oops! <---In my defense, I thought it was a 70mph zone, which I realize is still speeding, but I really don't have *that* bad of a lead foot).
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Mission Trip to Honduras
Wednesday June 2, 2010
Our group with our "team shirts" on. At least we were easy to spot in the airport.
From L-R: Grant, CJ, Mel, Rick, Bill & Decker
Waiting to fly out of SDF...apparently I was the only one excited about being up at 4:30 in the morning.
Arriving in ATL for our layover. Still lovin' the green shirts! Lots of people stare when everybody wears the same shirt.
Flying into San Pedro Sula, Honduras!
Getting through customs this year was a breeze. Unlike last year, when it took about an hour or so.
Once we got through customs, we loaded our luggage into the van and we were on our way.
We also rented that white truck to get around in since the Missionaries' 2 other vehicles were in the shop.
On the road!
It's about a four and a half hour drive up into the mountains where we stay.
Here, we are behind a truck full Hondurans passing a brightly colored banana truck.
This is the way most Hondurans typically travel (and how we traveled in the mountains last year) - in a truck with side rails....holding on for dear life! It's amazing how they all stay in there.
We took about $6,000 in US currency with us for all the supplies, food packs, our personal room & board, travel within Honduras, etc.. so we had to get it changed into Lempiras (Honduran currency) also known as Lemps.
Here we are at the bank (please note the heavily armed men guarding the entrance).