So, field meeting Tuesday, project deadline Wednesday, and another meeting today, means not too much internet time. I hope you haven’t been hoping for a lot, and I hope I’m not missing anything important…
Category Archives: at work
Fieldwork today, so don’t expect too much. Maybe (probably) tomorrow as well. Gotta make sure the state park isn’t about to decide to drain out all at once.
(*Yes I know they’re lame puns, but as a “water resources engineer,” you get your kicks where you can find them.)
I was just sitting here at my computer attempting to get some pour points in ArcGIS *spit* when suddenly a huge blast of thunder started shaking the building–I could see the windows bowing in and out. For 20 seconds. I think that was the longest thunder I’ve ever heard… and it’s March? I thought thunderstorms were supposed to happen at the height of summer…
Luckily the power hasn’t gone out yet–but I saved my project just in case…
A water conference. It’s almost like I’m a real engineer or something. Still can’t quite wrap my head around that.
Anyway, have some dam music.
If you are looking to listen to a good selection of Electro-swing, Pandora does a much better job at it than Slacker. Just start a station with Caravan Palace and you’re golden.
I wonder if my boss is wondering why I can’t sit still over here with my headphones on…
It’s been one dam project after another, I’m sick of being underwater, and I’m going home early.
38 degrees Fahrenheit is the temperature in the office this morning. I think that’s the new record.
I am going to be standing in the cold today again, and this time it may be real cold instead of just pansy cold. But it’s the only say left in the forecast before it gets real, real cold, so I guess we’ll take what we can get…
My mother is supposed to be driving up to Wyoming today for my little brother’s graduation ceremony tomorrow and his final concert on Sunday. It is finally looking like snow in the mountains. The entire road there is mountains. On top of that, last weekend her check engine light came on, so she brought it to the dealer, who say that it needed a new catalytic converter (covered by the warranty, thankfully). But they didn’t have one in stock, so she payed the extra for expedited shipping, in anticipation of the aforementioned trip. The car was supposed to be fixed yesterday, but… the box that showed up at the dealer was empty. Yay. So try again, it should come in this morning and the car should be ready to go by 11 or noon, and nicely they are no longer going to charge for the fast shipping. Worse comes to worse, my uncle the mechanic (who also is a pilot) has offered to fly her up there, which would probably also be a fun thing to do in snow clouds. Meanwhile, she’s stressing, and I’m left standing around with a dumb look on my face.
Oh, and tomorrow we’re going back up into the mountains to do some more surveying. And probably some more next week, all of which means the puppy probably isn’t going to get to come home with me for a long time even though she’s been ready to for a week now, which gives me a sad.
There, I haven’t posted hardly anything else this week, so maybe that’s enough whining to reassure all you people that I’m still here.
One thousand, two hundred and thirty nine is the number of columns I now have on the Excel sheet I’m working on. Outa control.
So, driving to work, it was a beautiful post-storm late fall day, shiny sun and glittering frost galore. Til I got to my exit on the interstate, where a nice dense fog was. Now let me tell you something about where I work–it’s right across the road from the county sewer treatment plant… where it seemed this cloud was emanating from. Now I’m not saying that I work in a toxic environment, or anything… but insinuating… maybe. Maybe.