Thursday, September 30, 2010

I Will Return

This is a field of sugar beets.
These are sugar beets. Not real pretty once they're out of the ground. But when they're processed, you get this.
Lots of sugar.  
(you wouldn't believe how bad the the smell is from processing.)
This is a scale house. 
When the sugar beets are harvested, trucks bring them to a beet dump. Their trucks are weighed when they're full and then again when they're empty.
That little shack is where my behind will be parked for the next 4-5 weeks. 
 I weigh the trucks. 
The hours are insane very long, so I don't know how much I'll be posting or visiting other blogs. I start tomorrow, and I wanted to explain why I'll be so scarce.
I did have several posts just waiting for this, but I wasn't well for a few weeks and I ended up using them all.
I still hope to be able to post a few times a week until it gets really crazy.

This is how I fund my adventures in DIY.


Ms EM said...

I grew up in a small town where there used to be a sugar plant. (was Pioneer, at one time GW Sugar) Well I had to walk to school and the smell was just wicked. This same small town also had a Heinz Ketchup making plant and Snow Floss Sauerkraut. (which are still there) So you can only imagine the stench of the fall days on the way to school! The joys of living in a rural mid-Ohio town! Thanks for bringing back to "Good Memories"!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Those beets look like rocks. And here I thought sugar just came from sugar cane. I'm clueless.
You will be missed my friend!

NanaDiana said...

Gee Suzanne....What a glamorous and fun job-NOT- LOL...Hey...Money is money is money. I have suffered through some pretty mundane jobs in my life too. I think the worst part is that you just kind of feel like an unappreciated fixture. But, knowing you, you will make the best of it. Uh...Does Starbucks deliver that far out? Come to think of they deliver at all? THERE'S a business idea for some of us!

Suzanne..please tell me there is a potty inside there...please tell me that you will have books to read and magazines to pour over...please tell me that the smell won't make you sick. Please tell me that you won't disappear completely over the next few weeks!

Hugs my friend. Hang in there-soon the season will be behind you- xxoo Diana

Marilyn said...

ah yes...we all have those "jobs" we have to do....mine is working in a grocery store..blah
I know you will be planning some good blogging for later so I'm waiting patiently:)

The Boston Lady said...

I too had no idea some sugar came from beets. Or that a job such as the one you are about to undertake existed. Surely you will squeeze some blog-worthy material from your glamorous surroundings.

Hang in there and we look forward to your return.

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Maybe there'll be some palates or crates you can find around there that you will undoubtedly do something fabulous with. It can be like a smelly scavenger hunt. Keep your eyes opened, girl! Five weeks go by in a flash so hang in there. Try not to have blogger withdrawals.

Gosh, you're my constant. I'm really gonna miss you!
Looking forward to your steady return.

The Tattered Cottage said...

Suzanne -
We have all had some difficult jobs and I have always looked at it as, money is money and sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. But look on the bright will have money to do your amazing DIY projects! We have sugar beets in the field directly behind our house. I know it will be lovely as soon as my landlords start to harvest! Ugh! Looking forward to your return and your wonderful posts.

Sheri Howard said...

My grandparents lived in Nampa, we had to go right by the sugar factory and I know exactly what you mean about the smell! Who knew?

Tamarah said...

I'm with Anita in thinking sugar came from cane Suzanne.... :o) !!

Whatever you have to do....We'll be here when you get back so don't STRESS about keeping up with your posts....Yeah I know....Easier said than done but really....We WILL be here....!!

Cheers for now Lovey,
Tamarah :o)

Lori said...

Do they have wireless, can you blog from the shack?

Wife2Jason said...

Ahhh, 'tis the season to dodge bouncing sugar beets on the road once again!!! It does smell awful, and it is long boring work, but I'm very thankful for farmers everytime I eat! (Don't let the fact that I'm a farmers daughter make you think I'm biased, though.) I have good memories of such nice scale ladies from growing up!

Suveliina said...

My first job was in the potato fields. Really early mornings and hot summer days. Everyone else were at the beach and I was at the field LOL at least that's how i felt. Try to enjoy your job and it will be rewarded later on for sure. I'll be waiting on your new posts =)

Take care


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