Got a call from Eric yesterday. They needed me to fill-in starting Wednesday. Would I be available? Sure. Set three alarms for 3:30 a.m. and I made it on time this morning. Met the new herdsman who seems very nice and has that admirable quality of calmness. There are a lot of cows in the hospital group and then after that the herdsman and owners went out about their other tasks and Alejandrina and I were on our own. We've milked together before so that went pretty well. How to milk cows according to procedure came back immediately. However, other things took a bit of thought but I made it through the morning. Unless there is more to it, the gossip around the milker who left wasn't very juicy. However as I was finishing up in the parlor my Fitbit vibrated letting me know I made my step goal for the day - 10,000 steps by 10 a.m. Glad I only work part time!