Work, Work

by Toad

So, I’ve just finished up the first half of my third week working here at Budlong & Associates, Inc. As I mentioned on the Other Blog, I’ve worked here before, in a lesser capacity: then I was a drafter, now I am a designer. In reality, however, my duties are very similar to what I was doing right before I left in ’01. I have a few more responsibilities, but for the most part, I design (more than I used to), draw, and fix computers all day long (that last feature seems to be one of my more popular traits).

My boss tells me that he wants me to learn all three disciplines: Mechanical (HVAC), Electrical, and Plumbing, and all I can say is that I hope the electrical work doesn’t resemble Electrical Engineering collegiate work at all. I have it on good authority, however, that neither Sam nor Harold have touched KCL or KVL since they graduated, so I’m hopeful.

All in all, the new job is great. The people are fun, the location is good, and the work is challenging without being hard, and rarely menial.

In other news, Mollie and I are almost completely moved in to our new home, and very few boxes remain. The flat has a great kitchen (better than or equal to any kitchen in a house I’ve lived in), and even though it’s small and wallpapered, it has a certain “cuteness” about it, I’m told. Mollie keeps herself busy working out, scrapbooking with her sister, and generally being productive around the flat, and if you twist her arm properly, she might even post about her experiences some. We also take a lot of walks, under the pretense of keeping me in shape.

Today, I’m driving up to Santa Susanna, to visit Rocketdyne, of NASA repute. In the last decade, the facility has gone from belonging to Rockwell, to Boeing, and now to Pratt-Whitney, but back in the day, they made/tested rockets for much of the space program at the facility. They might still, in fact, I’m not too sure.

6 Responses to “Work, Work”

  1. Jamie says:

    hey toady
    your blog needs more humor.

    tell mollie to write something.

    your affectionate sister-in law.

  2. Jamie says:

    hey toady
    your blog needs more humor.

    *twisting mollies arm* tell mollie to write something.

    your affectionate sister-in law.

  3. Jamie says:

    somehow i ended up saying that twice.

    as they say…
    third comment’s a charm..

  4. Ma Hoyt says:

    May I too, encourage the “better half” to write?

    And, do you get the “Red Green Show” out in California?

  5. Toad says:

    I’m not sure if we get it or not. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of it… but regardless, I’m not the one to ask. I don’t watch much TV, and Mollie mostly watches it while I’m gone, not while I’m home.

  6. *twist* *twist*

    C’mon Mollie… we know you have lots of free time and want to tell us all about life away from working.

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