6:23 am - Tuesday - December 5th - Grand Canyon - 27º F, humidity 33%, wind 12 mph out of the east......another windy forecast with a miniscule high of 37º F.......now that worth a 'BRRRRR!!!'......clear skies though.
I had my second 'open' shift this week, whilst TLE had her 3rd.....we will flip/flop next week with me having 3 and she 2, and that is the way we roll here at the Desert View Watchtower. Since it has been a week since Thanksgiving management thought it was high time the annual Christmas tree be erected, and trimmed......since I had the 'open' shift it fell to me to do the initial tree trimming.....when she came on at Noon I had begun to hang the multi-colored ornaments.....
......by the time we finished I think Ian, our floor manager, thought we did a good job.....mainly because he said "You did a good job!"
Other than the Christmas tree trimming exercise the morning was quite slow......my total cash sales were just over $43. TLE reported on her return home that she did just over $100 in cash sales.
I headed home just before 1 pm not sure what I would be doing that afternoon, but my first issue was to rest my right shoulder which had been hurting since Sunday afternoon. Over the course of my life I have managed to break both my shoulders in sporting accidents. In 1968 I broke my right shoulder (actually broke the ball inside the socket when I landed outside the foam rubber pit on my right elbow jamming my shoulder severely resulting in the ball breaking exactly in half) while high jumping, and in 1999 I broke my left collarbone in a bad mountain bike crash at 35 mph. Periodically......maybe every 2, or 3 months........my right shoulder will begin to get stiff, and then pain will radiate up my neck. Usually a day, or two of Ibupropen (anti-inflammatory), and a deep shoulder muscle massage does the trick and the pain begins to subside, and goes away in about 24 hours, but when it is hurting it really hurts! Anyway, upon my arrival back at the Newell I decided to just take the afternoon off and relax in my recliner, which involved a long nap.....pain can make one tired, right?
TLE was home by 5:30 offering to give me a shoulder massage, which I gladly accepted.....by the time I went to bed I could feel the soreness beginning to dissipate.
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