Thursday, April 23, 2015

Another Cleaning Day

I have stripped my bed this morning and am washing sheets and underwear.  Later this morning I will vacuum and dust. It has been two weeks and I always clean every Thursday. I missed last week.

I slept well last night.  I awoke once but got right back to sleep.  I got up at 5:00, as usual. Today Bob and I plan to go to "Just Us" for lunch. I am really tired of cooking. A break in the week sure helps.

I scanned bar codes yesterday and my elbow is all swollen and sore this morning. The thumb is connected to the elbow too and all that pushing the button on the scanner has affected my elbow. That happened when I was doing all that daily scanning on the fiction area too. Also some of the books I have to pull out of the shelf to open and find the bar code were huge. It's a huge job. It will take weeks to finish it.

More later....

Well, I got the apartment vacuumed and also the bare floors wiped and washed. All I lack is the dusting and I will do that tomorrow. I am really tired and I still have to work all afternoon. Thank goodness I don't have to cook today. Bob is dropping me off after work so he will pick me up after work at 5:00.

More even later....

Today was huge at work.  For the first thirty minutes, I put away DVDs in the storing machines. Then I stuffed some envelopes with late reminders. Finally I began scanning the north and east side of the library where they have the bulk of the non fiction. That was huge. Some of those tomes are a foot square and I had to lift them out of the shelf and find the bar code...invariably inside the cover or on the first page inside. I spent the entire remainder of the afternoon on that aisle. Some of the beginnings of the non fiction, the 300's and more were on the north wall so I began there.  I finished that first full aisle at 4:45. My hands were just paralyzed and sore.  The getting up and down off the stool was bad enough but the worst was sitting on the floor to do the bottom shelves.  I don't think they realize how difficult that is even for someone no larger then I am but I can't imagine some of the larger people being able to find anything on that bottom shelf. Even if they could get down there, they wouldn't be able to get back up.

When he brought me home, Bob just stayed to read the paper and watch the news. He was suffering from a sore leg though and he didn't even stay for The Big Bang Theory. He just went on home. I imagine some of my problem was that I had spent the morning cleaning the apartment.

Missy and I stayed up to watch The Mentalist and then went on to bed at 9:00. I am exhausted.


Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I wonder if you can find a brace for the elbow in a drugstore / that might help? I know when I sew if my wrist or thumb acts up wearing a brace for a few days helps: )

Margie's Musings said...

I'll check that out. Thanks for the tip.