Wondering about wild grapes

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Wondering if the economy is improving.

There I was, yesterday, sitting here working on a “paying” job and the phone rang. Holly Cow, it was my other customer who I hadn’t heard from for about a year. They have a new big project and wondered if I had the time to work on it. Time? I am retired, or at least I thought, and when you are retired you just can’t find time to work anything in, especially work – if you know what I mean. Well, I told them I would consider it if it didn’t interfere too much with some of the trips I had planned. Hey, don’t look down on me! I like to work now and then; it is actually quite enjoyable. It is like working out a puzzle, putting together electronic models and then details of all the parts. It is more fun than work, but when you have too much of it, it starts to feel like work. And you know that “work” is a bad four letter word.

Hay, maybe I can now afford more gasoline to put into the old motor-home and then be able to take more trips. Of course if I have time. Time, at my age, is more important than money. You youngens out there, just wait, you will see.

Speaking of work, I better get back at it. Called and talked to my customer before 07:00 this morning giving him a list of information that I need from him or his customer to complete the model. Once the model is done, the next step is to make a proposal drawing for my customer to send to his customer. (My customer owns a large fabrication shop) After approval, I will then do the fabrication drawings which include arrangements, assemblies, sub-assemblies, details, and BOM (Bill of Material).

You all have a nice day now, you hear?


  1. Sounds like a lot of ___k that would get in the way of being lazy with a fishing rod in my hand. I hear the fish calling me.

  2. To quote Maynard G. Krebs WORK? !!!!!
    Are you nuts? You can't go off flea market shopping, or boon docking , gold panning while you working , you silly rabbit!!!

  3. Hey DD, even my "volunteer" work is beginning to feel tooo much like real work, lololol. U have to be there, first thing, and second, on time. Then go thru all the steps thru the day. Im thinking seriously about taking time off.
    Hey OFM, was reading about a "mutt" fish that was caught in the Blanco river. Interested?

  4. Barney, neither my canoe nor my fisning line has gotten we for too many years. Got to change that.

    Yea Ben, I know. Trouble is, with the country going broke, and I depend on SS, might want to keep a couple of my customers for when the SS goes broke.

    Trouble, Anything that you "have" to do all the time gets to be work. Even writing a blog. But I enjoy both, most of the time, if it doesn't take too much of my time.

  5. Maybe some sectors are picking up. My engineer friend who's been out of work for over a year has a job offer.

    Don't let that work stuff get in the way of more important things.

  6. Sixbears, the closest big city to me is Houston and jobs are directly proportional to the price of oil. Oil has gone up a little, but not near in proportion to gasoline. Someone upstream is making a killing.