I have just taken a new job in Great Falls, Montana. A new state and new areas to explore.
By: joealaska , 6:05 AM GMT on November 21, 2012
While I was on vacation my landlord /neighbor fixed my west-facing window, that dual pane which broke a seal and became fogged. Now I will be able to clearly see white out conditions this coming winter. OH, yesterday...
I am not sure if it counts, but I will take what I can get. I did not go in today, but I was on the phone a good hour- off and on. Day off? I say no, but I likee. One of our recent hirees is being trained as someone who can fill in for me when I am gone, should that ever happen. He took charge today and did pretty well. Smart guy and educated. Single and motivated. NUMBER 2.
Someone is calling us and hanging up. We have a hint who it is, but no proof. “Unidentified caller.” I got two calls just after 5 AM (really, the calls NEVER end...) and my office assistant said she got 50 calls today. Why do all the nuts have a lot of time? I got one tonight.
The Shell boats continue to pass through. NOBLE DISCOVERER, one of the drill rigs, has been here a couple weeks. They were supposed to leave today, but were still here last I looked. NOBODY knows what they are doing, or they are not talking. Looks like DISCO is heading to Seward for a few weeks, then south for maintenance. AIVIQ (EYE-VICK) is towing KULLUK here for winter storage. UK will be glad to hear that big XMAS TREE will return to that custom conical dock Shell spent a LOT of money on. (Gas went up a penny that day...) AIVIQ / KULLUK are do here tomorrow or Thanksgiving Day. I am sure when it strikes midnight and becomes Thanksgiving the boats will stop and take the day off.
Right now we have a couple boats arriving on Thanksgiving, but delivery of orders will not happen until Friday. Usually SOMEONE needs something on Holidays. Right now we are on call...
I have a 15 LB turkey for Thursday. Small for my standards. I figure I get another in a couple weeks.
Thanks to DOT MOM for a care package recently received. I made a huge batch of chili yesterday
with pasta. But the best was the cinnamon almonds...
Watching old westerns again. Love them. John Wayne, seen them all. Going through JIMMY STEWART now. Last night it was THE MAN FROM LARAMIE. OK, but just 3 stars out of 5. DAVE would like it for all the New Mexico scenery, just like me.
Tonight, THE RARE BREED.
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