Sunday, June 25, 2006

My new office

Here's a view from my new office... Kinda' nice, huh? That's the Cheat River and those are the tracks I'm working on. It's the 115 mile West Virginia Central line that runs through the Monongahela National Forrest. Great places to fish and camp throughout!
This is the view from behind my desk... I have to do the windows soon. The housekeeping department is lax...
Here's one of three high-tech air conditioning units in my office. Nothing but the best for Ranger Tom!
This is the Ballast Regulator I operate. It weighs 20 tons, is powered by a 250 HP Duetz diesel and on a good day I'll use 80 gallons of fuel. Between myself and the tamper who's working along with me we'll use up the 250 gallon tank in three days. Not something you'd want to commute with. I'm getting a workout with it too. The tank has a hand-crank for a pump. Try pumping 80 gallons of diesel by hand...
And here's my desk. No room for a coffee cup! The things I have to suffer through!
I hope you've all enjoyed. More pictures coming soon! I finally got all my stuff out of storage down in Athens and now today I have to start unpacking everything. Now that I've got my own computer and connected to the internet I'll be spending most of this afternoon catching up an all of your blogs... Stay tuned, I do have a lot to write about. I may try to post daily but with the hours I'm working I might not be able to.
Copyright 2006 Thomas J Wolfenden

16 comments:

Leazwell said...

A room with a view...what more could you want!

Glad your getting back on track...

cmk said...

Love the pictures...MORE, MORE!!! Glad to be reading you again!

Lisa said...

Yeay! Welcome back Tom!

Red said...

That first picture is absolutely beautiful! It must be really rough to look at it all day..

Sherri said...

welcome back!

Bev said...

Your office view is nothing like mine. Glad to have you back.

Lora said...

Welcome back, Tom! Glad things are working out so well for you. Looking forward to reading more.

Not much "catching up" to do on my blog...I haven't written in two months. And I don't have the excuse of relocating...just too busy. One of these days...

Miss Fire said...

Yay! Welcome back!

Courtney said...

I'm so glad you're back - I missed you!!! Your office "view" is amazing - much better than the aluminum building that stands about 50 feet from my office. Bastards.

Crazy Me said...

Nice. I have 2 cube walls ... sigh

Kat_womanx2 said...

welcome back...things will get better..just give it some time

The Ramblin Hillbilly said...

Through some cluster fuck of yahoo I didn't get the number. Try again or send through yahoo messanger. Great pics RT, still waiting for those few pics though:)

Katie said...

glad to have you back tom..

i just love you new office!

Kt

Carolyn said...

An office view that changes every few miles-- can't beat that! Hope your move was easy. Mine was fairly so, but still much unpacking to do :)

phlegmfatale said...

Wow, that river is SO beautiful. Monongahela - I can actually pronounce that. I'm rather proud!
Maybe you need to put coffee in one of those bike rider drinkie backpacks, so you can just pull the straw/tube from your shoulder and suck down some java when in need?

tsduff said...

oooohhhh, aahhhhhhhh