Running out of steam

I have worked 17 days in a row, without a break. It wouldn’t be too terrible, but I also work 12-hour shifts. That’s a lot of time to be at work. Ever since the beginning of August, our Factory has been working on Christmas toys. We run Christmas toy productions all day and all night. We have three shifts working around the clock, so every child can enjoy these special toys. We have already produced at least two dozen different toys, over the past few months. I’m really starting to get tired, and I still have five more days in my cycle. After that, I have to schedule an appointment to have the furnace repaired.

           I don’t know what’s wrong with the furnace, but it runs and runs all day. It never seems to reach the desired temperature on the thermostat. I only have the temperature set to 70 degrees. My furnace should have no problem maintaining that temperature. For the past few days, I haven’t heard the furnace shut off at all. I contacted someone from the furnace distributor, but they can’t make a repair unless I am home. They can’t even come by and diagnose the issue, unless the homeowner is present. I have to wait five more days, before I can have the furnace issue diagnosed.

           I hope they can fix the furnace on the same day, because I only have two days off work. I’d like to run errands and do some Christmas shopping on my second day. Working 22 days in a row is difficult, but I’m going to be happy when I receive my fat overtime check.