always seem too short. By the time I do my laundry, clean up the house and get my stuff ready for Monday, it’s over.
I feel like I haven’t had any time to have fun – but being cameraless this past week has worked my nerves more than I can say, so I went to Best Buy (I know, I’m lame. I’m supposed to go to some website no one’s ever heard of and haggle them down in Kurdish, but I want the instant gratification of paying my money and getting something right away) on Saturday morning.
My major qualm with my old Canon Power Shot 200 (don’t laugh. I bought it a long time ago, and it took an unbelievable amount of abuse before it finally died) was that it didn’t take close up pictures worth a damn – the new Fuji has a pretty decent macro lens on it, which I’m happy about.
One my ongoing work problems is my feet. Standing for 12 hours a day every day make them hurt like hell. By the end of the week, the pain has crept upward – my feet, lower legs and knees ache and it takes all weekend to recover.
I’ve tried every kind of shoe, insert, sock.. I’ve tried acupuncture and magic magnets. I’ve tried custom orthotics (my insurance pays for them) and changing my shoes three times a day. I’ve tried sitting down every chance I get. Nothing helps. I’m okay on Monday and Tuesday, but by Wednesday the pain starts, and by Friday night just trying to walk without limping is difficult.
The only thing that seems to help at all is swimming. If I can just make the time to swim a few laps my feet feel better right away. Something about the scissor kick, I guess. Unfortunately, it’s hard to make myself go swim after being at work for 12+ hours, so I swam yesterday, and I’m going to go again today as soon as I wait the obligatory hour after eating.
I think we’re wrapping out of the house Thursday, so I don’t know if I’ll be on shooting crew or get bumped down to the wrap crew. I hope the wrap crew. I’ll work 6 hours, get paid for 8, and will have time to swim. If we really ‘hit it hard’ (i.e. work as fast as we can) we might even be able to get out of there before it gets too hot.