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  1. _Simon_

    _Simon_ Senior Master

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    Yeah wow it's appropriate for sure... might just book in somewhere and have my own little holiday/meditation retreat somewhere
     
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  2. dvcochran

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    It has been my norm for a long time. Many facilities have planned shutdown/outages during December/holidays. We use the non-production time to do major installations.
    Over the years our family has learned to schedule family gatherings around the 'official' holiday schedule. It was exacerbated this year because we lost two family members in short order.

    This may be the year I sell my automation business and go into a fully consultative role. My wife and I have been talking about it for a couple of years. It could mean a little less money but a Lot more time for me.
    This last shutdown was a real ash kicker for me. Long hours which is the norm but it ended up be much more physical than usual. One rigger got hurt and one millwright bailed the 2nd day (not my people). So there was a lot of lifting & moving stuff, pulling, tugging, swearing (a lot) that had to get done. My MS had already flared before the install started and, compounded with the extra exertion, well that just sucked. Such is life.
     
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  3. dvcochran

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    Love it. That was, y'know, hilarious.
     
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    They blended in the Pacific version of a popular mainland cocktail.....

    They call themselves a "Bong Island Ice Tea."

    Can I get a rim shot, please?
     
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  6. _Simon_

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    Ever have those days where you're like: "ah yeah, I'll just have a quick home MA sesh... maybe 30 mins max...", and you start.....

    And an hour + 45 mins later........
     
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    Yup, I've done overnight production tests when I worked as an engineer and overnight implementations when working for Bank of America. I do NOT miss those.
     
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    I am so sorry, Simon, but you are right - safety first. I wish we could send you all this rain we are having.
     
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  9. dvcochran

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    The total manhours for the job was just over 1000 hours in 6 days. 260 of the hours were shared between three of us in different hour groupings. I had one stint that was 20 hours straight. That is not so much the norm but such is life.

    The longest I ever worked continuous was back in my 20's when I worked 42 hours straight.
    We had a very large automated machining line that had two I/O cards fried by lightening and we did not have Good replacements in stock. Production Really needed to run and everyone on the shift that the damaged occurred had given up and went home. I noodled with the program and wiring and figured out that I could meatball a few mechanical relays and switches and make the machine run. Took a few hours to figure this our, about 6 hours to build a temporary panel, 8 hours to wire it in and nursed it along, making program changes until it would run on it's own. Ran like that for 8 days until the new parts were made and delivered.
    I slept for about 10 hours after that which, for me, is a Lot.
     
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    We got a call last night about two unaccompanied teens on an incoming flight, one fifteen years old and one sixteen, who disrupted the entire five hour flight, harassing the flight crew, insulting people, throwing stuff, generally being complete ash wholes.

    A group of us, standard procedure, met the flight when it landed. I was expecting hard looking teenagers. Two boys, who looked like they were twelve, got off accompanied by the crew. They looked like who you would cast in a movie for stereotypical spoiled brats.

    We - five cops, members of the flight crew, and a dozen passengers, escorted them to who would be picking them up, hopefully the parents. Mom got out of her car at curbside, all worried looking at her babies surrounded be police. We informed her of the circumstances. She asked them what happened. They quietly grumbled "nothing".

    Mom informed us that her children never lie and she didn't believe any of us. She was what we call here a "whole wheat, nutty crunchy, Planet Maui air head, rich person".

    The flight crew asked her how she could think everybody would make this up? She replied that people often "take out their jealousies on nice looking people."

    I'm sure these two boys have a brilliant future.
     
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    I laughed at this, but at the same time feel really bad for those boys.
     
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    he** the bar has been buried....
    Poor kids.
    At one time they will have to fend for themselves.
    Reality is a big ole female dog....
     
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    Ugh!
     
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    There have been a dozen rainbows so far today. Nice day to throw on a sweatshirt, have some hot soup and watch some movies.
     
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    Our son has been home since the middle of December. Our families way of "hanging out" is getting together and doing projects, usually at one of our farms. Austin (our son), myself, and four other family members got together the last two days and literally had a 'roof raising' putting up a 40' x 60' pole barn. We laughed, we cussed (a lot), and had a great time working together. The smile on my son's face means more to me than I can say.
    He heads back to Rome, GA in a few more days to finish the contract he is on and I am already missing him, but I know he is doing fine and pursuing his dream. All is good.
     
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    My dad was here for 2 weeks, and we did a lot of work on the house in that time. Somehow, that's good quality time together.
     
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    I watched The Irishman last night, the whole thing in one sitting. It answered a question that nobody had asked me. "How would you ruin Goodfellas?"

    Easy. Make it three and a half hours long.
     
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  18. _Simon_

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    Have booked to stay out at a yoga ashram for 4 nights. Will be different! Living the ashram life, and experiencing their routine. I only do a very little of yoga stuff, but they have yoga sessions during the day and also meditations so will be just a time to rebalance, reflect and renew after all the damage my system has gone through the last few months.

    Just had to get away for a bit, and was craving a retreat of solitude hehe. Looking forward to it!
     
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    Sounds like an interesting change of pace for a few days. I'm looking forward to hearing your reaction afterward.
     
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    Ok, explain this to me.... I spend HOURS every week in a room chock-full of huffing, sweaty people (in fitness classes, you bunch of pervs) - and not a dent. I go out for a lunch and a movie with my husband and pick up a nasty cold.123
     

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