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May 29, 2016 - Day 49 - Margie Came to Visit

I had to work again and Margie was off again. It just isn’t fair. The manager did say the other day that there isn’t any reason Margie can’t take off next Friday when I’m off. Especially since that is my only day off this week. This is what we’ve been saying all along. The stores are now going to be open seven days a week since there will be ships in every day. The only reason for Margie being off Saturday and Sunday is so she can get the mail Monday through Friday. However, the manager said they could have anyone get the mail and any large...

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May 28, 2016 - Day 48 - It's My Birthday

It’s my birthday, and I gotta work. Margie is off. She found me a button with flashing lights that says “Happy Birthday.” My boss went and got me a maple donut with bacon bits on it for my birthday. It’s very slow today. A little while after I had my lunch break the Manager decided to close most of the stores. She was leaving mine open and since it was my birthday she gave me the option of staying or leaving and having someone else take over my store. I ended up opting for going home. I didn’t think we really had anything planned but I just...

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May 27, 2016 - Day 47 -Eating out for my Birthday

Margie told me this morning that she was going to pay for something for us to do for my birthday. It won’t be on my birthday. It will just be sometime while we are here. Now I have to figure out what I want to do. There are a lot of things we have talked about, but everything is so expensive that it would have to be for a special occasion. Just taking a ferry ride to one of the other towns is a couple hundred dollars. I would like to see Juneau, the capital of Alaska but the only way to get there is by boat/ferry or plane and it’s very...

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May 26, 2016 - Day 46 - FRY BREAD, YEA!!!

Well Margie’s little incident yesterday has gotten around. One of our coworkers that she had told evidently must have told a cop friend of his. Now she was told that she should keep an eye out for the fellow that offered her $50 for a peek at her nipples, because they would like to talk to him. They don’t need that kind of thing affecting their livelyhood with the cruise ships. They understand that it may have been legitimate for him to ask the questions he did if he is a student of sociology. However, the legitimacy ended when he offered...

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May 25, 2016 - Day 45 - Zero Residual Presence

Today we had one more ship than we had yesterday but about 300 less passengers. I did a lot more stocking today and some rearranging. This was mostly because I know more now. I know that it is OK to rearrange things and I know where more things are. I made a display showing the four kinds of bears. We have these secret or puzzle boxes in several shapes. Three of the boxes depict a brown or grizzly bear, a black bear, and a polar bear. I put these three boxes together along with two bags of Huckleberry gummi bears. Get it? My display showed...

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May 24, 2016 - Day 44 - You Wanna Make $50

We had the same number of cruise ships today as we did yesterday. However, we had about 4000 more passengers. Sales were much better today and I ended up only one cent short on my closeout. One fellow came in the store and showed us the permit given to his grandfather giving him permission to enter the Yukon for mining purposes in 1898. This was during the Klondike gold rush. A woman who had been in the museum asked me about a painting, and took me to show me where it was. I thought she wanted to buy it and as we got further in the museum I...

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May 23, 2016 - Day 43 - Trump Family's History of Prostitution

We both worked today. Margie goes to work at 8:30 unless she thinks she needs to go in early. I leave around 9 to get to work at 9:30. I was ready early and rode my bike over to the warehouse for a bit before I left. Margie got her orders together for delivery to town. I’ve been riding my bike to and from work if it isn’t raining. It is actually almost 3 miles to where I am working now. Margie also did some shipping today. I’ve been told that the minimum for shipping is $25. However, Margie gets several things where the shipping fees have...

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May 22, 2016 - Day 42 - Fifteen and Sixty One, hmm.

We were both off today, since there weren’t any cruise ships in port. This is the last day that will happen until the end of the season. Margie called and talked to her son in New York. Then she called and talked to her two granddaughters. We talked to a couple of our coworkers outside. One of them has been a barber and cuts some hair here. By the time I got out there they were talking about giving Margie bangs which I think I would like. So, I asked him if he could do it and make it look good. Then they started telling me how he said he...

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May 21, 2016 - Day 41 - Louisiana Gumbo

I worked today and Margie was off. Margie worked in her garden. She went to the grocery store and took one of the other Workampers with her that wanted to go to the liquor store. She dropped him off there and he said he would meet her at the grocery store. One of the things she got was ice. She got back out to the truck and waited and waited with her ice. You know the stuff that is frozen water and melts if it isn’t kept frozen. She started thinking she’d misunderstood and went to look for him. She found him a block or two from the grocery...

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May 20, 2016 - Day 40 - You Gotta Have a Poop Stick

I got to have slumgulleon for breakfast again. I’ve already finished all of the frozen eggs. So, I had to fry the eggs. I only had to microwave a couple of pieces of sausage and a couple of pieces of bacon that I’d precooked. I’ve still got plenty of gravy and just had to heat it up. Since today I am off and Margie has to work, I’m responsible for dinner. After I had breakfast I went ahead and browned the ground beef for the Hamburger Helper I was fixing for dinner. OK so it wasn’t an elaborate dinner I was fixing. The Hamburger Helper was...

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May 19, 2016 - Day 39 - When it is Frigid he’s Always Rigid (Sorry but I had to)

Margie went to work early to unload the trailer that was dropped off yesterday. She has removed many things from the loading dock area that she has to unload trailers on. Most of the time, in no more than two days, someone has put more crap there in her way. Evidently, they have no concept of what a loading dock is used for. Someone else removed a lot of stuff from that area and made it look real good. Well of course when Margie started to unload the trailer someone had put two old junk water heaters on the loading dock in her way. She had...

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May 18, 2016 - Day 38 - Four Ships and a Free Show

Margie had help today. The person she replaced was off at his new job so he worked with her today. Margie got her deliveries together in the warehouse and they loaded the truck. They made the deliveries and did some shipping. The shipping is done at the back of the store I work in. So, I saw them a few times. I was surprised to see the size of some of the boxes they were shipping. Margie told me that they shipped some native style oars that are painted and carved. Those would be pretty long. When they got back to the warehouse Margie saw...

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