I've worked the deep night shift (11PM-7AM) for over 8 years. Working those hours takes a toll on your body and mind. The one real positive is that it gave me the opportunity to blog fairly freely for the last 5 years and spend time sorting and searching my cards.
How so you might ask? Well, I work in a job where we primarily keep in contact with employees who work overseas. If they aren't calling me, then I have a fair amount of "free time". As long as I was keeping up with my projects, no one minded if I brought some cards to work to sort through. Over time, I took over three lockers in our back room and since I'm moving into a new role working days, I had to clear out the lockers and take the cards home.
Here is about 80% of the stuff I brought home with me yesterday. The rest is stuff that is packed up to ship out from the 5000 count box project I was working on. I'll show you a pic of those next week.
I know I was very lucky to be able to do so much with my collection and blog while "on the clock". Most of you never get that chance and I didn't take it for granted. I have to say I'm truly amazed at what everyone else is able to do on their own time. I've discovered that finding time to write anything while I'm at home is almost impossible. I've barely even looked at any cards other than a few things I've purchased or gotten in the mail the last couple of weeks. My Rangers collection is suffering from a severe case of "I have a lot of cards to sort and update" too.
I miss the days of posting twice a day and I think I'd be happy if I could post once a day at this point, but as I settle in to the new job and see how my home schedule is going to work out, I hope to get back to some sort of regular posting and trading. I never imagined I could miss blogging every day.
Thanks for following along and sticking with me.