Sorry I've been MIA the past couple of days; I've been wiped out from work.
Which is atypical.
Normally, my day consists of watching several computer screens, monitoring the water treatment process, and a little light walking around to check on things. Nothing too strenuous, mentally or physically. Just the ability to deal with a little boredom when things run right and and a splendid pair of buttock callouses.
BUT...(and you knew this was coming) one of the two treatment plants I operate has been down for yearly maintenance this past five weeks, and since I have the most experience running it (and because I opened my big mouth--when will I learn?) I "got" to start up the plant today. Yesterday was making sure all systems were operational and today was the actual start-up; from zero to 75 million gallons per day in two hours flat.
Did I mention that I ALSO have excellent clenching ability in my splendidly calloused buttocks? Starting up the plant is like grabbing a Tiger by the tail; all you can do is hold on and steer. Really, it all went quite well and when my relief came in (we run 24/7) I was able to hand off operations in good shape.
However, I'm wiped out.
I'm off to bed to continue reading "The Lonely Polygamist" by Brady Udall.