It's been a busy couple of days. I've worked two full 10 till 6 shifts at the CS shop, because the manager was short on staff and also needed to spend a day at a management meeting.
The first day, I wasn't aware that I needed to stay late until one of the other volunteers came in and told me that she had to go early, so it wasn't an ideal situation, as when I get home at 7.15pm I still have to walk the dog. Luckily, OH volunteered to do a second dog walk that day, as I was pretty tired and just needed to sit down for a while.
The second day, I was kind of in charge of the shop all day, whilst the manager was at a meeting. I had a couple of volunteers working with me at all times, so it was okay and we got done what the manager had left for us to do, plus dealt with any incoming donations. No big dramas or anything really, although the till wasn't working properly. We were still able to use it though, thankfully.
I was a bit more organised for the second shift, as I'd walked the dog before setting off and posted a parcel I had to send before I went to the shop, which left me free to concentrate on what needed doing once I got there.
Several volunteers and interns are leaving this week, so it's back to skeleton staffing. I can see me doing a few extra hours here and there in the coming weeks to help out. I don't mind so much when LB is back at school, but for the last two days of this week and of her summer holidays, I'm spending all of my time with her, doing some last minute school shopping, getting her a haircut, picking up her new glasses, etc. etc.
On a different note, things have started to get moving again with my eBay selling, so it's bringing in a small amount of income, which is always welcome. I'm going to find the preparation of stock a bit more difficult this year, having to fit it in around my volunteering, but I'll just have to do what I can.
Good news on the allotment front too. I think I passed the inspection, as I got an email saying that it was looking good. I'm hopefully keeping it on until a smaller one becomes available, although I've got no guarantee of one yet.
All in all, and despite being super busy, it hasn't been a bad couple of days, but I won't count my chickens as things can change on a sixpence!! I hope you're having a good week.