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Hmmm…

If I worked four and a half more hours today I would be at 100 hours for this pay period. Instead, I’m going to go home, because I’ve worked 95.5 hours in the past two weeks and I’m ok with taking it easy one afternoon at least.

Later, taters.

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If it talks like a duck and walks like a duck

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It could be a goose.

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I don’t think I’d ever say this again, but

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It’s bloody hot out here today. In the course of a week I went from complaining about the cold to complaining about the heat. Where did spring go?

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All work and no play…

…Yep.

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Out of a meeting

The result of which is that we have more field work to do this afternoon, tomorrow, Saturday, probably Sunday, definitely Monday…

…for the next month or two.

How many hours are in a day, again?

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I’m a pusher.

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A dirty dirty dirt pusher. I push and sort dirt and rocks.

…how… terribly… exciting.

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Done done done doooooone

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March 13, 2014 · 17:14

Righting the wrongs of the past

So last week was grouting the outlet, and this week is fixing the big cut they made back in September to fix the leaking gate which caused the culvert washout which you may or may not remember.  So I’m back out there for more 12 hour days.  Hopefully not many.  And hopefully this whole debacle can be taken care of and I can go back to my normal schedule, and my boss can go home and get a good night’s sleep (which he hasn’t done in a week and a half).  Life is like a box of chocolates–you never know what you’re gonna get.  Sometimes you get one that has a super hard caramel center that pulls out your fillings so you have to go to the dentist, and sometimes they’ve got those disgusting pink super-sweet “strawberry” flavored fillings that make you want to puke.

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Woop woop

Today I learned that you can use WD-40 to clean asphalt tar off of a nuclear density gauge.

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A little beehive

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March 7, 2014 · 16:21

I hate plumbing, and I hate sitting on the floor in the soils lab

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Unfortunately, when you have to do the first one you have to do the second one.

The good news: the drain pipe isn’t corroded or the p trap clogged anymore.

The bad news: the slow drain isn’t improved one whit.

Whee.

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How to pass the seemingly endless hours of exceedingly tedious excel spreadsheet work

1) Go to youtube

2) Search “Devil Makes Three”

3) Press “play”

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Things that are exactly just as much fun as they sound

Hiking a half mile up a steep dam embankment with a five gallon bucket full of wet dirt and gravel (probably a bit more than 50 pounds, and just a bare wire handle for that matter). When you are already carrying another 5 gallon bucket with all your tools and instruments in it. And the ground is completely saturated so with every step you sink an inch down into the mud, and it sticks to your boots when you lift your foot.

All I can say is that I’m glad it wasn’t snowing, too.

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Must be Monday

Can I just say that ever since I rolled my jeep, driving in the snow has really lost its appeal?

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