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Old 06-08-2013, 11:14 PM   #1201
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:32 PM   #1202
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I'm completely exhausted! We were up at 7AM to go to breakfast and drive to LA where we volunteered at the Festival for like 4-5 hours. They let us go around 4:30PM and we tootled around the festival, picking up free grocery bags (our new thing at the Pride Festivals). We each had a drink and split some taquitos, a bacon wrapped hot dog and a funnel cake. Gotta love that Festival food!

It was kind of cool, in the past, at the Main gate, we had rolls of tickets that we were responsible for each of the tickets on the roll and at the end of the shift, they would add up the number of tickets sold (you kept your first and last of the roll) and add up your money and you would know if you had a perfect drawer or you were off. This year we had iPads that could also accept credit cards. That way folks could use plastic for the $20 entrance charge and they would have that much more cash to spend on the drinks inside the Festival, but they couldn't tell us if we had a perfect drawer. I took in $5K+ in cash, but Fran had $5K++ more than me, plus she urged more people to use credit cards, pointing out that they would have more cash for drinks inside without visiting the ATM. I was in the pole position, but she seems to be a better salesperson than I am!

Pretty much it's just one big Lounge with four different dance floors and like six or seven kinds of drinks. We left by 5:30-6:00 when people were starting to get pretty drunk and falling in front of us.

Turns out tomorrow they will have 4x the crowds and they have the same number or less volunteers scheduled. The drink ticket lines were awful cause they didn't have enough to staff them. They have eight stations at the main gate and not even that many people tomorrow to fill them, so we told them we would be back at 10AM. Fran passed out as soon as we got home and I still had to go to the grocery store. She hasn't woke up since and I've been back from the store about 2 hours.

Getting up tomorrow morning will be quite a feat!
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:49 PM   #1203
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Take care of yourself and Fran! It sounds like a lot of fun......but a heap of hard work.
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Well, It's not that hard, just sitting on uncomfortable stools or standing, saying to folks, "I can take the next person down here!" "So one General ticket, unless you are Active Military or a Veteran then there is a discount" (insert analysis as to whether or not they qualify for Senior or Disability without offending them). Then you punch it on the screen, click on cash or credit and then either put the cash in the drawer or swipe their credit card.

Then you have to click "print tickets" and wait for the tickets to come out. A lot of times I had to add, "Just wait while I print out your ticket(s)" because a lot of them would walk off.

After a while though, once I got tired, I was afraid I wasn't counting properly and that's when I asked them to take me off the line. I screwed up on a one dollar, There is no way that I should have ended up with an odd number of dollars since all the tickets were even dollar amounts, so I either shorted or over charged a person by $1. They don't really care as long as you're pretty close. Fran and I are usually within $1-5 if not spot on which is why I think they put us in the Main Gate as opposed to the drink tickets. Less chance to screw up when their tickets are only $1 and ours are either $12 or $20.
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Sac is 105F and on the coast in the 60s.
I don't even want to be reminded of the weather in Sac today. I believed it reached to 107F in the afternoon. Work today was so awful especially inside and outside (except for my office which was nice). It was just awful today and luckily tomorrow will be better. It is very strange to see a dramatic change in the weather from one day to the next where it was around 107 and tomorrow in the mid 80s.


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That's too hot! I saw on World News Tonight, a graduation ceremony in California (I don't remember the city) where multiple people (17?) were overcome in the heat and needed medical attention.
The graduation ceremony in California that 17 people were treated today was at Del Oro High School in Loomis.
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The graduation ceremony in California that 17 people were treated today was at Del Oro High School in Loomis.
I know someone who came from Loomis, they have just as miserable weather as Sac does!
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Cold tonight! Sleep well everyone.
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Morning everyone. We woke up this morning unable to get out of bed. As much as we wanted to go back and vokunteer today the ergonomics of the set up woukd have us virtually crippled and unable to function for the rest of the week. We have too much to do to risk having that happen.
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I hope you rest up.
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I caved and went.

My niece and nephew were having a great time on the beach. The drive down Sat. was horrible as far as traffic went, it took me over 3 hours so I didn't leave today to come home until almost 6PM and avoided the traffic so I was home before 8PM.

Now it's off to bed and work in the morning.
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MiL is visiting. I'm checking in when I can.
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I caved and went.

My niece and nephew were having a great time on the beach. The drive down Sat. was horrible as far as traffic went, it took me over 3 hours so I didn't leave today to come home until almost 6PM and avoided the traffic so I was home before 8PM.

Now it's off to bed and work in the morning.
Wow! I can't believe your penserevenrsen!
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