I spent most of the work day preparing a shipment of soggy, moldy files. I can’t believe how long it took. I had trouble finding dry ice, something I have no experience using. Apparently when Wal-Mart is out of dry ice you’re out of dry ice. I was afraid we no longer lived in a […]
Sunny today and I’m overcoming slothfulness. I finally removed six months worth of recyclables from my closet.
The yoga studio opened back up a couple of weeks ago. I went back to class today and it felt pretty good. Everybody has a sad story now. The same sad story.
I drove up to Hattiesburg with a couple of coworkers to pick up two trucks, as we lost two during the storm.
I’ve been going through the motions of life the last week or so. I eat, I breathe. Occasionally I sleep. Time to get remotivated and make decisions about my life. I feel better now that I’ve accomplished something at the Revised Workplace. I did a little bureaucratic dance to get our soggy, moldy, muddy library […]
I have a subscription to The Economist. One fringe benefit is that my junk mail is somewhat more upscale. Today I got junk mail from The Council on Foreign Relations. No Ed McMahon anywhere. I may NOT already be a winner.
I went with another ranger to check out Cat Island, the forgotten island of our park’s collection. The handful of homes on the island’s private property were destroyed as was our little storage shed. I got a chance to operate our 32-foot Boston Whaler, which was good practice. I haven’t piloted a boat in over […]
The park’s neighbors at the Gulf Coast Research Lab donated two hundred and something pounds of live shrimps to our camp today. The shrimps were raised in a pond as part of an aquaculture experiment. The facility was badly damaged by the storm and the lab needed to get rid of them. So we ate […]
Back to work today. The recovery effort at the park is starting to wind down. The current incident team will be replaced by a smaller one next week. I found some stuff saved from my office, mostly books and training manuals.
There was snow in Denver when I left. It’s warm and humid here. On the flight back to Gulfport there was a snotty California ho’ next to me. I tried to make small talk but she just iTuned me out. I watched a lot of baseball and played poker this weekend. Didn’t do any hiking […]
Coming to Denver on Columbus Day weekend is like showing up at Disneyworld thirty minutes before closing. Winter weather is upon the mountains and I don’t ski. So much for a hike.
I visited the regional office in Denver yesterday. I thought as an agency employee it wouldn’t be so hard to get in the door. The front desk guard was pretty nice, but since I didn’t have an appointment or a name of someone I wanted to see I wasn’t able to come in. Hardly anyone […]
I’m flying to Denver tomorrow to visit my brother. I’ll look around for jobs while I’m there too. I can’t wait to get the hell out of Disasterland.