This past weekend was non-stop. On this Tuesday afternoon I am finally rested up from all of the excitement.
I celebrated my birthday a few days early when I went over to my grandparents house for dinner Thursday night. My dad made dinner and we had cake afterwards.
The 2 by 2 candles represent my new age, 22! I thought that was pretty clever.
I had drill for the Army this weekend so Saturday started off with waking up at 4:15am so I could make it to formation at 7:00am that morning. We spent the whole day traveling to a different armory for a basic medical check up. They checked our eyesight, hearing, and teeth. Also, I had to get the second shot in the Hepatitis A series as well as get my blood drawn. Each of these stations took awhile due to the long lines because our company had close to 200 people there. We got back to our home armory 12 hours later around 7:30pm. I went to get some dinner with a few other soldiers and after I got back, we hung out for a bit and finally went to sleep. Sunday, my birthday, consisted of a urinalysis collection, a few classes, and completing paperwork for supply. Our platoon also decided to name ourselves the Regulators.
After drill Sunday evening I returned home, ate dinner, and got ready for work. This was my first night working at CVS. I had a total of four or five customers. This is a new store, so there is not many people who make it part of their routine to stop there. I hope business picks up a little once the store has been open for a while. I kept busy doing other things, however. I think I am going to like working there for the time being. I am hoping this is just temporary, because I am still going through the hiring process for the jail.
I got off of work Monday morning and had to go directly to my interview. By this time, I had not gotten any sleep in 24 hours. I was able to get to the jail in plenty of time. First off was a tour of the jail. Having not set foot in the jail before, I was excited to see what it looked like. I got taken around to the different parts of the jail including intake (where the people initially get processed), the breathalyzer room, an actual cell, and a cell block full of inmates. It was definitely really interesting to see. Following the tour I had an interview with Sheriff Ken Fries, the jail commander, the head training officer, the work-release director, and a few other “higher-ups”. They all sat around a table seating me at the head of the table. This is the first time seeing the sheriff in person, so it was pretty awesome and nerve-wracking at the same time. I’m sure they could hear it in my voice as could I. This was a very important interview for me so it was hard to control. They asked me pretty basic questions. I flubbed in the beginning and was talking in circles I felt, but I think I ended on a good note. They said they will call me if they are interested in keeping me around and schedule me for the next step, a polygraph. If not, I will either receive an email or letter in the mail stating I did not get the job. I am hoping for the latter. If I don’t get chosen for the confinement officer position this time around, I will apply again and again. If worse comes to worse, I know what the process and interview is like, so I will have an edge on everyone else!
So on my actual birthday, I was not able to celebrate much. There really isn’t anymore milestone birthdays for me. At 25, car insurance may get cheaper. Yay. Other than that, another year feels no different, but I am still young.
Thanks for reading,