I have been working my butt off to get the tires on schedule. They are nowhere near being on schedule and I am killing myself trying to work hard enough to do it. The other day I went out and did 12 tires (our daily goal) by myself. It took 6 hours. 3 in the morning and 3 in the evening. I hurt so badly that I took the next 3 days off. Making me the. 3 days more behind. I think a modification is in order. I am redoing our goal to 6 tires a day. This will put the end date as February 5th for the tires. It’s way later than I want but it allows be to do the tires completely by myself if I have to, I won’t be stressing as badly, and everyday that we do more than 6 tires is a HUGE win. I would much rather celebrate everyday then be frustrated with myself everyday for months. The other awesome thing is that 1) C just started on an insulin pump which is making him feel better than he has in years and he has far more energy and 2) if people DO want to help it should only take 1-2 hours to punch out at least 6 tires. I feel much much better.
We have been working on tires for 11 days now. We have 31 finished. It’s getting better and a lot easier to do them. I have gone from filling 2 an hour to almost 4, and that’s without any help. I am trying to go out first thing in the morning and working until about 11. Then I take a break until about 6pm. My hope is to be able to complete 12 tires a day doing this.
The weird thing is that today, the 11th day, I got 4 blisters. I must have done something differently. They hurt like heck and hopefully won’t keep me from working tomorrow. C is getting me some gloves this week. That should help a lot.
I am also getting very muscular. I asked C if he wanted tickets to my gun show. He was not as impressed with my joke as I was. I still think it’s funny.