Its a bitch

May 25, 2013

Don’t get hurt at work by messing up your back.

Things have come back to haunt me and it ain’t fun, son.

Was off for 2 months and just started back.  Survived it and will make it through next week and that will do it for the school year.  Unemployment until August.  Luckily, before I got hurt, I was able to pay the rent up to august and hope that i’ll be able to do september and then I’m clear for the summer.


Hmm…never buy Chinese

November 11, 2011

Well, at least not electronics.  I have to make a trip to Milwaukee to return a defective HT I bought a week ago.  Damn transmitter won’t work now.  Grrr…

Yes, I’m stll alive.

November 10, 2011

Been real busy with the school bus thing of late and also getting my amateur radio license so I haven’t had a lot of time for much else.

FYI, right now I’m only a Technician and am studying for my General so I can get on HF and really have  blast.  But, 2M and 70 cm have proven to be fun as well.

Wow, it’s been a while

April 27, 2011

This morning was interesting.  Our sched for the local high school got changed around so that we were doing our second route first.  Turns out a good reason behind it.

Security cam on and scanned everyone’s ID.  there were several that didn’t have an id, including one guy that I had suspicions about.  Dunno what happened to that one.

SO…tomorrow, same thing again.  We see what happens.

Why Skype crashed

December 29, 2010

Here’s the link to the blog entry explaining what happened with Skype.

View from the porch

December 29, 2010

Man, things are interesting at the bus line today.  They’ve pulled all the busses, including mine, out from their parking spots on the O line.  This is the line of busses parked on the north edge of the yard by the berm.

Right now, they’re all running and I can only assume that, finally, that parking area is getting cleaned up so we can see where the heck the busses belong.

Mine, being on the end of the line, was always a problem because the plowers usually dumped all the snow down at the end that screwed me up as to where the bus should be sitting.

So, since we’re looking at 40+ the next two days for temps, the company has decided to clean the whole line up so we know where to put the rigs when we’re done.


An unusual occurrence

December 28, 2010

Where I live, we’re not too far from the city.  In the recent past, there have been sightings of coyotes in various parts of the city.

Well, nature has arrived in our area now.  Last evening, at about 1 AM, I was out having a smoke (can’t smoke in the building) and I saw a coyote in the neighbor’s yard.  Okay, that’s the second time I’ve seen one out here.  The first was several months ago and that one was about 300 yards away from me and ran when it saw me.

Well, tonight was the topper.  I haven’t experienced this since I was in Arizona on vacation many years ago.  As I, again due to restrictions on smoking in the building, was standing outside having a smoke, I heard the unmistakable and quite unforgettable howl of a pack of coyotes south of the building, out in a field.  They weren’t more than possibly a quarter to a half mile from me and, believe me, when you hear this, you’ll never forget it ever.

Wildlife is prolific out where I am, but I *never* thought I’d ever see a coyote, much less hear a pack calling it’s members together, possibly to hunt for small rodents or rabbits.

I suppose I should let the county animal control folks know about this as these packs do attack small dogs and small children.  I know that I would not want to run into that without a large, loaded firearm in my hand.

Wild kingdom indeed.  Where’s Jim Fowler when you need him?  🙂

It’s been a while.

December 22, 2010

Yes, it’s been a while since I posted here.  With the driving job, I haven’t had the time to go trolling for goodies. 🙂

Hopefully, this will change.  Y’all have a safe, sane and happy Holiday season.


June 25, 2010

Well, now I can this from Scribefire in Chrome!

Anyhow, expect more interesting stuff.

For now, the latest is that I’ll be driving a school bus.  Did the DOT stuff (physical, drug test, tb test) today.Have to go back to the med center either Sunday or Monday for the TB stuff, but I start OTR training Mondaymorning at 8 AM.

Only bitch is that the DOT doc would only give me a 6 month instead of a year cert due to a bit ofcaffeineshakes that I had this morning.  Figures.

SO.  I’ll have to go to another doc to get the shimmy explained in a letter and take THAT back to the DOT doc.  Sheesh!!!

Update for DR subscribers

May 10, 2010

the site has been saved and your old link should work.

If you don’t have it, here it is: