Gut Rumbles

June 25, 2003

power outage day

This one looked good. The midnight shift guys shut everthing down the way I asked them to. When I arrived at 0430 this morning, The Grand Design was coming together. I was proud.

All of the work I planned for my area was finished by 4:30 this afternoon. It was one of the slickest, most effective shutdowns I've ever been involved in, at least in the area of MY responsiblity.

Unfortunately for me, a few other people didn't spend the time and effort I did to get ready for this. I made it home at 2205 tonight. (Yeah. WELL after dark.) Not one single problem that kept me out there for more than my OSHA "time-out" of 16 hours had ANYTHING to do with my game plan. It was people doing OTHER jobs that AFFECTED my area that caused me grief.

They didn't run their "DON'T FORGET TO DO THIS" notebook through the dryer. They never had a notebook to begin with. Those people rope goats and allow screeching monkeys to hump footballs on Power Outage Day. I was caught in their vortex and swept right down the toilet with them.

I am too tired, sweaty, burnt-out, hoarse (from screaming over the radio all day) and disgusted to blog about it tonight. But you can bet your sweet ass I will the first chance I get.

My head hurts, my feet stink and I don't love Jesus.

I need a hard drink and a soft bed.


Go take a long hot bath, get a good hard drink and go to bed! You had a long hard day, you deserve it.

Posted by: Debbi on June 25, 2003 09:38 PM

Heh. The Grand Design. I know that song.
Rest up, old dude. Write it all out in your mind... I can smell a good story coming.

Posted by: Stoney on June 25, 2003 09:49 PM

I must be new, just what do you do? Then again it might be this dandlion wine I'm tasting, oops testing before I bottle tommorow?

Posted by: lip on June 25, 2003 10:13 PM

I know how POD must run.

I've seen other people fuck over smooth operations here in the Army. I feel your pain.

Posted by: Ozrael on June 25, 2003 10:22 PM

Well, crap. I took the whole notebook-thru-the-dryer thing as a sign that all would go smooth as s*** thru a goose. Looking forward to your future diatribe re goat ropers & monkey wranglers. Sleep well.

Posted by: jaymie on June 25, 2003 10:53 PM

Well, I do love Jesus. But, you're more than entitled to your opinion.

I'll be thinking of you as I pull my standard Wed. all nighter, (meetings Thurs.)

Sleep tight Acidman.


Posted by: glorybbb on June 25, 2003 11:02 PM

I've been rooting for you all day... fuckin' goat ropers.

I KNOW you held up your end.

Sleep well.

Posted by: estella on June 26, 2003 12:16 AM

Ahh......tired and STILL quoting Jimmy Buffett! Glad to see that.

Have an extra glass of wine tomorrow night on me.

Posted by: Da Goddess on June 26, 2003 12:27 AM

Down Day. Turn-around. Ugh. That shit's almost as bad as a start-up. Your post brought back old memories.

Hang in there. It'll get better if it doesn't get worse.

Posted by: Ernie G on June 26, 2003 08:41 AM

Hmmmmm interesting !!!

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