Saturday, August 25, 2012

Coffeyville, Kansas

We arrived in Coffeyville, Kansas yesterday afternoon and are getting settled in at Buckeye Estates.  It's been a little rainy and I've been suffering through some sinus pain so I haven't done much today.  Kevin went over to Columbia, MO with his sister to pick up his SUV.  We'd left it there when we went to North Dakota for the summer.  Couldn't see the expense of two vehicles, but he's missed his truck so I'm sure he'll be happy to have it back.

We got transmission replaced in the Avalanche in Fargo and opted to pay the $200 to put the additional warranty on the replacement transmission.   I'm not sure how much longer we will have the Avalanche, but the warranty is transferable so it seemed like a small price to pay for some good insurance.  They also said we need to replace some parts on the steering and should put new plugs and wires on it.  Not too bad for over 150,000 miles.

We are scheduled to go to the Sunday "Social" at Amazon tomorrow at noon.  This is where you meet the other workampers who are starting at the same time you are, fill out the employment paperwork and find out what jobs you will have officially.  Paul said we will be starting in Receiving and Stowing, but you never really know until you get there.  We're supposed to be working 6th shift, which would mean we go to work on Monday at 5pm if things are the same as last year.  We did have to fill out new background check forms.  It seems the company they were using is behind.  We emailed Paul the new forms on Thursday afternoon so hopefully all will be in order for us to start on Monday.  If not I guess we will see about playing golf!

Welcome to all our new readers.  Looking forward to seeing Randy and Tammy again in a few weeks and meeting new fulltimers and neighbors at Buckeye, Jerry and Kim.

Now off to see if I can organize a few things and then so see if we can find Rita for a glass of wine later!


  1. We are leaving Wappapello Lake on Monday morning and heading to Springfield, where we are stopping to have our converter replaced. Seems we have a bad a brand new rig. Aaargh! Once finished there, we are headed straight to Coffeyville, so we can get settled in and get a feel for the "lay of the land" so to speak.

    Our start date is September 10th!

    Can't wait to meet you and Kevin! See you soon!

  2. I can't believe it's that time of year already! Good to hear you're moved and settled in. Good luck and hope it goes as well as last year.

  3. So it's back to work already! Glad that you liked working at Amazon last year and are looking forward to getting to it again.

  4. I sure hope you get the jobs you were promised. If you do, that will be a good sign that we will too :) We have six weeks left in Wisconsin and will then make our way to Coffeyville. Looking forward to seeing you guys again. Maybe we can golf together if the weather holds up.

  5. We should get to Coffeyville on October 10th and start on the 15th! We leave our gate job on September 10th, then taking a 5 week vacation to Grand Canyon, Vegas, and a couple days of Balloon Festival before returning to Amazon! Can't wait to see everyone there!

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