Saturday, August 22, 2009

Been busy...

The last week found me really busy. By the time I got home in the evening, I had just enough reserve energy to get some dinner, get a shower and crawl into bed. No time to blog. I did get several nice emails from friends wondering where I disappeared to. Thanks guys!

For the next several weeks I'll be working on the locomotives, running in the yard and the main line. This is going to be weekdays, on day work. Once the crop starts though, I don't know what shift I'll be working. Since I'll be going from the the highest~seniority conductor to the 6th lowest seniority engineer, I'll most probably be working nights throughout the sugar harvesting season.

Also, it seems like my idea for "Music Monday" wasn't all that popular, so starting Monday I won't be doing it anymore. I'll still be doing "Funny Foto Friday", so keep an eye out for that! You never know what my warped mind will come up with!

All in all, I'm just really glad to get back to work, as I was starting to go stir-crazy, with really nothing to do every day except play on the interweb and drink beer... Wait, that's not really a bad thing, is it?

I do have a few goals set for myself over the next winter... 1st is the lose about 20 lbs... I'm 210 lbs right now, and being 6'2", that not really a bad weight, mine is all in the middle. I've been getting my balls broken by some of the guys I haven't seen since the end of the crop in April, asking what my Due Date is... So my 1st goal is to lose my gut.

2nd is I'm finally getting some much needed dental work done. I've put it off for too long, and I'm sick of people asking me why I never smile. So in about 6 months, I'm going to have one of those fabulous Robert Redford smiles. My dental plan covers it, so why not? I'll blind the ladies with my pearly whites!

Anyway, not much else going on at the moment...

Copyright 2009 Thomas J Wolfenden

9 comments:

FishEagle said...

Aw! We've been missing your lively comments on the I luv SA site. I've missed your encouraging words on my blog too.

Ranger Tom said...

FishEagle: I've missed you guys too!

Exzanian said...

Can't keep a good man down I say, the buggers keep bouncing back.

Ranger Tom said...

Exzanian: I'm a tenacious little fucker! LOL

The Ramblin Hillbilly said...

Back to work today RT. I didnt want to get out of bed.

leazwell said...

Not much going on? RT you know that is not true, why Czar Dr.Emmanuel is planning our demise these very minutes. You don't think they are going to let b.boomers stress the economy with healthcare do you?

Ranger Tom said...

leazwell: I agree, but I'm just so frustrated over everything that's going on... I feel helpless and no matter how much the people protest, I feel that the moron in the white house is still going to ram his agenda down our throats anyway.

tsduff said...

I first started reading your blog a very long time ago, because it was funny, endearing, and always interesting.

Still is.

And, I'm glad you managed to make it to achieve your dream as an engineer, in spite of all the difficulties on the rough road of love that seemed to claim you along the way ;(

I am DEFINITELY NOT a political being and prefer not ever to discuss such on blogs - but just one who enjoys a witty and loving soul such as yourself.

Hey. When is our next wildlife piccie on the tracks?

Ranger Tom said...

tsduff: I understand where you're coming from. I've tried for the longest time to stay away from politics here, but some things I see happening here are just to frustrating to keep my mouth shut about. Track side wildlife photos coming back soon!