August 21, 2006


I got to spend the weekend working... for actual money! It was doing something that I really think I may enjoy, and may be considered tempting fate by some of you folks... I was pulling breakers, cleaning them, and reinstalling them. Breakers, as in circuit breakers. Big breakers, too. As in, 440 volts. Heheheh... there's your lighting for ya!

Working with my cousin's husband was cool. Wasn't sure how it would be, but it worked out slick. We managed to get a ton of work done in the fourteen hours that we worked, and we worked well together. It is probably going to be something that we do every other weekend. A big help financially, but it's a lift for my spirits, too. Not that I've been way down in the dumps, but still...

As some of you know, I used to work for a company that made paper making machinery. Most of that stuff was freakin' huge. I wasn't one of the regular road guys, but I travelled quite often for the company. Sometimes as an advisor, which I hated, or as part of a work crew... something I loved. It was hot and potentially dangerous work, but it was out of the shop, and you had the satisfaction of seeing your work in action. I took great pride in the work that we did.

Being in the mill, and around the large machinery, this weekend, reminded me of that in many ways. And when we were done with each switch house, I felt the same old satisfaction. 'Twas a good feeling.

Anything like that for you?

Posted by That 1 Guy at August 21, 2006 08:11 PM | TrackBack

I was eating an Oatmeal Raisin cookie from the Desertery on the square this afternoon on my way back and thought about all the folders on my conference table awaiting my signature.

I can SOOO totally relate.

Posted by: RSM at August 21, 2006 08:33 PM

When I would finish installing the avionics shelves in the nose of a jet at Cessna, burning through that job in a day & a half with no mark-ups by QC, it was a great feeling. I still miss that job & all my power tools.

Posted by: LadyGunn at August 22, 2006 12:28 AM

650 Amp Negative DC Generator connection in to live Power Distribution Panel.

Want to help?

Posted by: BloodSpite at August 22, 2006 01:00 AM

Yep. Felt like that leaving Dallas. Felt like that when we closed a deal yesterday.

Yeah. I get it...

Posted by: Tammi at August 22, 2006 05:27 AM