a little something extra

a little something extra

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

War is Hell...and so is Work!


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.
Fork Tender!

I'm off to bed to continue reading "The Lonely Polygamist" by Brady Udall. 
 It's excellent!




Old Kitty said...

Yay for your splendid clenched calloused butt!
The drinking world thanks you for your sterling efforts!! yay!!!

The Lonely Polygamist!!! Off I go to discover more about this book! Take care

Admiral Hestorb said...

I can in a manner of speaking, empathize. One, I got to see and had to know about our own water plant and the other was a jaw clenching (as opposed to butt) job that many times turned into butt clenching for the punishment for one mistake was arduous and public. xox

ABBY said...

Glad that is over and that everything is operational.
Hope you got extra BIG $$$ for all that.


Fin said...

We the people, of Henderson, appreciate your hard work!