as a former massage therapist, all oil has a shelf life that is shorter than you would think. I've even witnessed piles of oily sheets spontaneously burst into flames! (not mine!)
W4W, the weight I tote varies from day to day. sometimes, I have all light and small parcels and don't even have to dismount from the vehicle to deliver, but that's pretty rare. on average, I have 3-4 heavy parcels every day, that can weigh up to 70 lbs. if it can fit in my car, I'm supposed to take it. if it doesn't fit... pretty obvious why I can't deliver it. but I do deliver in a rural area, so almost everyone does online shopping. I have one dog rescue "farm" that orders 50# bags of dog food, 10 at a time, and they always come in on the same day. I have to take all 10. no one is ever around to help me unload, so it's 10 x 50# trips to their shed, but I can get my car within about 5 steps. still, it's a lot. and it's at least once a month if not more often, depending on the number of dogs they have. and I have another couple of customers who love to rebuild cars and order parts through RockAuto.com - might be a tiny box, but it will weigh an incredible amount, or be a huge box, might be heavy, might not. but the worst are the guys who make their own ammo.
boxes filled with lead are crazy heavy.
I regularly carry 32 lbs worth of water twice in the morning, 4 gallons for each pen, and again in the evening... so I'm getting my exercise and practice. the 50# bags of feed and/or seeds are getting easier to tackle, but I do it in stages. speaking of... I need to get seeds today. I've been out for a few days and having to make them scrambled eggs, or Pie with Ramen and Spam or Mackerel...
it's so beautiful out today. I should be outside with the flock. just the thought shoots my anxiety through the roof and I start to cry. who would be lost to a predator?