Wednesday, March 23, 2011

snow pics

Yesterday we got a lot of snow. We went from having nothing on the ground to this.

snow lightening

Helps if you have sounds on.


Helps if you have sounds on.

Dear Mother Nature

Dear Mother Nature,
I greatly appreciate you listening to me before about wanting a snow day during the week. But once was sufficient, thanks.

Easily Lost

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We're between the top two areas. Drifts of over four feet all over the place. It is still snowing here. It's 1:30 p.m. and the plows have not gone down the street yet. I'll upload some pics the kids took of the storm last night and hopefully a video of what is lovingly referred to as "thundersnow" sometime later today. It was a spectacular storm to watch and listen to. Thunder, lightening and snow :D And to think, this is only the third day of spring.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

(Life is strange)First the router dies. Now a power outage. I think the gods are trying to tell me something. I just wish I knew what.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


4 day weekend here I come :D

Monday, March 7, 2011

Be careful what you wish for

Remember not that long ago I was asking Mother Nature to just maybe have a storm in the middle of the week to break things up? Well she heard me........ and how!! Check out the forecast for Wednesday. And Friday isn't looking so great either :|

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Sunday, March 6, 2011


The boss came up to me Friday when I got to work. He said he had good and bad news. I told him to give me the bad news first. The bad news is several people are on vacation next week so I need you to go to day shift. Ooook then, what's the good news? The good news is you'll go back to nights the following week.

I really think he and I need to discuss what constitutes good and bad news, because I truly believe we are NOT on the same page here.

The only good thing is I have a vacation day coming up mid March, although working the Wednesday night before sort of cuts into it. I'm pretty sure he doesn't remember that yet. He will soon enough.

Keep it between the lines, and see you on the flip side.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

First night back

The shift as a whole, went quite fast. Although we ran out of material at 1a.m. (poor planning on their part, once again, but no surprise) The temp they gave me actually knows How to work.(absolutely amazing) And Wants to work. (faints dead away) The first 20 miles of the drive home wasn't bad at all. The last 10 miles.......... Any way, just thought I'd let ya know, I didn't kill myself or anyone else on the way home. Keep it between the lines, and I'll see you on the other side.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Goodbye Days - Hello Nights

Here we go again. A sense of deja vu falls over me as the boss approaches and waves me aside. "Would you be willing to go on nights for the rest of the week?" (where have I heard this before.....)
"What hours and which days?" 4:30p.m. to 3 a.m. Wednesday-Friday.
So not only have I been pulled from the 3 new machines I just started running in December, to go back to my old department for the last 10 days, now I am headed back to nights to try and clean up the scheduling fiasco and get the orders finished for them. Let's hope the State Patrol is on the other side of the state this week, because last time I did a day to night swap without an adjustment period I saw 8 lanes instead of 4 on the drive home.