I have been back on the job for a little over a month now. While I am glad to be working and earning my keep, I can tell you it is wearing me out! Last week was the first time I worked at the entrance this season. I was on my feet most of the day. While I felt good to be out there, that night was really rough on me. Thank goodness for pain pills.
By the end of my work week, I was exhausted. I had made plans with a new friend to go to Hurricane, Utah, 125 miles away, to go grocery shopping and have hunch at a Chinese restaurant. But by the last day of work, I knew I couldn’t go. When I got home from work that day, I called my friend to let her know I had to cancel. I got her voice mail, which is not unusual up here, since we can’t get a cell signal in many spots. I told her I just didn’t feel up to it. And if you know me, if I cancel plans to go somewhere, I am really not feeling good.
The next day I slept until 8:45 a.m. When I got up, there was a missed call in my phone from the campground. I immediately called them back. My co-worker told me that my friend had been waiting there for me since 8:00 a.m.! I talked to my friend and apologized, but I still feel so bad about it.
We won’t have any more days off together this season so I won’t be able to reschedule our trip. Maybe next year we can get together.