A couple of months back to work and all seems to be going well. I was absolutely terrified of the Christmas season at the post office - since my very first one fractured my back, and working the second one with a broken back wasn't exactly a cakewalk - but all seems to be going well so far. Granted, we haven't gotten hit with the amount of packages I usually expect from this season.
I'm so grateful to have the smallest route in the office. Yeah, the pay is less because my evaluated hours are a fraction of other routes. Yeah, I have to work six days a week. But I know that this route will keep my back in good condition.
My postmaster was talking about getting our routes "fixed" in the office - meaning make the longer ones easier to manage and probably increase mine a bit. While the prospect of a day off is enticing (I'd take Friday - lookin' at not dealing with you, Pennysavers.), I'm perfectly a-okay with my tiny route as it is. I recently just got new labels for my case and managed to condense everything into 13 shelves. With all the space in the world. I love that.
Anyway, occasionally I'll pull over onto a mountainous road on my route and take a break. If there aren't enough packages at that point to load up the back of the truck, I'll hop in the back and do some exercises. My back has been feeling good enough that I've been attempting sit-ups. And I mean attempting. I can't seem to do it beyond a crunch. It just won't work. So bizarre, considering that, before back surgery, I was doing 75 a session. I guess I'm relegated to crunches until something changes, or my back strengthens. I don't want to push it.
On another note, with mention of my previous post and money issues, I started a YouCaring fundraiser for Mom and the family. People have been incredibly generous so far, but I keep hoping some bored millionaire will just pay off our house and eliminate the stress altogether. Haha, oh well.
Folk have even been going so far as to help us out with "stupid" things - someone bought us MoviePasses so Mom can go to the theatre every so often. They've set up our accounts with their credit card, for at least six months. At least she can get out and do something sometimes. Another has a business on eBay and has been using their eBay Bucks rewards to send me stuff to resell on eBay. Netflix, this site and a few other things. It all helps.
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