Thursday, February 8, 2007

So Tired and So Greasy!!

Just a brief note to let you all know that I am still alive and so are the babies - but barely. Me, not the babies. I am leaving home at 7 am and leaving for home at 8 pm. I am very tired... and did I mention greasy? I'm working in the shop with a mechanic (they are called techs now not mechanics because so much of their work is on computer) wearing a tech uniform (but they wouldn't give me one with my name b/c I'll only be there for 3 weeks - I am still getting over that disappointment), rolling under trucks on a crawler, taking off wheels, and hooking up laptops to trucks in a sometimes vain attempt to find the cause of the customer's issue. We race around test driving trucks and hard rock attempts to drown out country in alternating repair bays.

I have the best mentor, Oscar, who is extremely patient with me (which engine is yellow, again? the answer is Caterpillar) and also has no mercy when it comes to me actually doing as much of a tech's job as I am able. He enjoys making me get filthy. But I'm not complaining - I'm enjoying this job immensely! I am never bored, learning more than I can remember without writing most of it down, and meeting a truly odd ball group of guys - most of whom have a wicked sense of humor.

I have to admit that the level of testosterone is a little overwhelming compared to the last 2+ years of total estrogen saturation but at least I now I have the strange (and very strong) desire to go out and get - a date. Yes, that's the word.

O.k. Off to shower, sleep, and do it all again with the help of a barrel of coffee. I'll see if I can get any pics at the shop but no promises. Then again, this group might love the idea of having their pic online. I may have to lie and tell them that porn is somehow involved - I'll have to work on it tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

Was beginning to wonder how it was going. Glad to hear it's status quo!!! Zorro, Metoo and Stretch said to tell the girls Hi!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you updated! And I'm glad you are happy there; no time to feel otherwise.

Give the cats a lesson in cleaning, so they'll have it all tidy when you roll in at 8:00 pm!