Wondering about wild grapes

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Wondering when this job will ever end.

I have been working on this “rush” job for the last 34 days in a row. Long hours and things I want and need to do waiting for me. This customer wants to have three of these units in the field by the end of this year. The design of the basic unit is done, but not all the fabrication drawings are complete yet. There are still a lot of things that go on this unit that I don’t even have started yet and there is only three more weeks in this year. Most fabrication shops in this area have a back-log and I don’t see how this all is going to have a happy ending for my customer and I am getting burnt out. Dang, I really wanted to get down to Rockport to see Barney and Billy Bob before they left, but it isn’t looking too good at this moment. Maybe it is because I woke up knowing I have too much to do and not enough time to do it in.

Don’t get me wrong. I appreciate the work and I do like to work, but I don’t like to rush I don’t like to work on the same thing every day for over a month. But, I did say I would try to help this customer out, and my word is good. I just didn’t realize what all it was going to involve. OK, got to get back to the old grinding wheel. By the way, it is really cold here this morning – like 28 degrees!! You all have a great day now, you hear?


  1. You can only do what you can do. (Unless there's a big "S" on your T-shirt that I don't know about.)

    By the way, it's 41 here in NH this morning. However, snow is predicted for tonight.

  2. What does "retired" mean to you? My gosh, do the things YOU want to do, while YOU STILL CAN. Otherwise, life has no meaning, if you can't enjoy. Sorry, but that's how i feel, and i hate to see you caught up like you are, and no end in sight.

  3. Sounds to me like you are caught up in a "mission Impossible " thing.

    Just do what you can and hope for the best!

  4. Ben, Got it.

    Sixbears, you are warmer than I am down here near Houston, TX. Wow, you just never know. A friend called this morning who moved up to Pennsylvania and told me it was in the 60’s there this morning. Rubbing it in. I only have three super-man costumes and I wore all three out. . .

    Trouble, You do have a good point there. I do enjoy working a little, but not this much.

    Hermit, yep it does seem like “mission impossible” for sure. I can do the hard, the impossible takes a little longer.