Home for the Holidays..

Well in this case it's "NOT Home for the Holidays".

Originally, Josh and I were under the impression that he must work Christmas, which is fine, it's his turn and it won't be too bad. I will get to go to the fire station and enjoy Christmas dinner with him and the rest of his shift, who are good friends of ours.

So, we were thinking we could go for Thanksgiving. Well then at a closer look we would have to leave when Josh got off that morning, he works the day before.

And now that I'm working at the track, well we won't be able to go up "on" the holidays at all. I work Thanksgiving 7PM-3AM. I would call off, but it's a dreaded "black out" day. The casino runs on a point system. Once you hit 10 points you're fired, there are ways to gain them back, but they have a no fault policy. It's kind of nice, except on black out days. If I call off on a black out day, I acquire 2 points. Since I've had to call off for being sick multiple times (Working 80-100 hrs a WEEK, will do that to you)..I'd essentially have to quit and I'm definitely not ready for that.

So that's that...we both work the holidays this year. Now don't get me wrong, I'm very grateful that we'll be able to go up "around" the holidays, but it's just not the same. It's an adjustment that's for sure.

There's always next year right? ..We hope.

Signing off,
Ida Jade

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