Thursday, September 17, 2009

Have I Been Lazy or What?

Let's try the "or what" portion of the title as to why I haven't blogged as I should.

I changed jobs during this time period which caused quite a few extra chores to be put on the list. Some people were concerned that the "boss" was leaving but the corporate dedication to the Tucson office is not dependent on an individual. I know that it will be more difficult for some as their duties will increase as will the complexity of the job. I know that Kevin is in that position. All I can recommend is to run with it and ask for more money!

It was really difficult to get in the necessary dove hunting time as I was leaving the old job. I actually went ten of the fifteen hunting mornings . The legal limt was obtained all days except two when I had morning meetings at work. Darn work interferes with fun stuff like hunting, shooting, reloading, fishing, camping, napping, etc. Hard to do all the fun stuff without money though. The alarm would go off at 4 AM so that I could get in the morning constitutional and a snack prior to taking off. I love to get there a little early (OK - at O'dark thirty) to hear the coyotes and watch the sun come up but others do not seem to feel the same. I asked my wife and daughter if they wanted to go and even offered to make them a piece of toast in the morning but to no avail. They seemed to have no interest as soon as I mention the time. My daughter told me something like, "Have fun with that". I don't think that is a positive response even though it was said with a smile.

The Bronco is back on the road. The rebuilt engine runs great but it had a fuel delivery problem. That will get corrected this weekend seeing that dove season is over. It was a difficult choice sometimes. Should I work on the truck or go hunting? The truck was delayed.

I will get back on the stick and post more regularly.


Mr Bill said...

Ah yes... the office. The final battle ground between dedication and corporate demagoguery. A place in which hard work will be rewarded and taking credit for someone else's hard work will be rewarded even more. It makes one think what we are all doing in the rat race to begin with... oh yeah... the money.

As for being dependent upon one individual, well it all depends on the individual. After all... what would the White House be without our president? Oh Yeah... a better place. I knew Obama was all about Hope and Change when I voted for him, I just wish he would have told us that it was what we would feel AFTER he was elected.

But I digress... glad to hear the Bronco lives again. Hope all is working well in the new job, as you are greatly missed at the old one.


Kevin said...

Fearless (former) Leader, just remember the six steps of any project:

1: Exhilaration
2: Disillusionment
3: Panic
4: Pursuit of the Guilty
5: Punishment of the Innocent
6: Praise and Reward of the Uninvolved

Oh, and always blame the last guy who left the company!

It's working well so far. ;-)