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Monday, October 1, 2012

out of the frying pan ... into the fire!

Saturday was our first official "on our own" day as Storage Facility Managers. We were both really nervous and I'm sure it showed. :-)
This facility is also a vendor for Penske Truck Rental. We were "shown" how to navigate the different screens on the Penske website and how to check the vehicles in and out. This was all well and good but we had never actually done it and today we had 4 trucks going out. Oh no! :-o

We were as busy as a couple of one armed paper hangers all day but we got through it. We were both pretty frazzled at the end of the day and our nerves were on edge. Now where did I put that corkscrew? :-)

Sunday we were a little more at ease. We are still struggling a little when something "weird" pops up but I guess that is understandable. Sunday hours are 9-3 so we were out pretty early and decided to go out to eat and then do some grocery shopping. We ended up at Hooters and watched the first half of the Washington Redskins game on TV while we ate. The restaurant had the sound blaring on the TV's so loud you could not hear the person beside you talking. They could have turned the volume down a little and not lost the "atmosphere" and it would have been a lot better.

Today we worked our normal shift of 9-6. We were not terribly busy but had to do a bunch of month end reports and had to count all the inventory. I no more started counting all the boxes we have for sale when a guy drove up and delivered 375 more! I helped him unload them and had them put away fairly quickly. I just had to make sure I didn't include them in last months inventory since they came in this month.
We are feeling a little more comfortable with the routine and Rudee even let me leave for a few minutes to run to McDonald's to pick up our lunch. :-)
At closing time we have to balance our drawer and deposit the $$ into the bank. We start by uploading all the information on the computer to the corporate office. This takes anywhere from 15-20 minutes and while Rudee is doing that I run to a nearby store and buy a money order with the cash we took in. Then we scan the money order and any checks we took in into the deposit software and upload that to the bank. See, not too hard, just lots to remember. :-)

We will be here through Saturday and then leave for our sons wedding early Sunday morning. Thursday and Friday will be our days off and we are planning on taking the subway back into the city for some more sightseeing. I'll keep you posted.


  1. Wow, that is a busy day! Hope you have time off ...

  2. I'm going to have to stop reading your blog . . . I'm having flashbacks! Teehee! Glad you made it through your first EOM process. One facility we managed had Budget rental trucks, so we sure know about Saturday mornings! Pretty soon you'll have the EOM (end of month) routine down pat! :)

  3. You really are what your blog title refers to: working rv'ers. Maybe you should add 'hard working' to it glad you are enjoying it.

  4. Sounds like you are getting the hang of everything. Will miss meeting you at Amazon, but hopefully we will run into each other down the road.