Balogreene I might have the coolest job in the world. I get to write Technical Manuals for soldiers. The latest is a recon vehicle that can do force protection in place, or route clearance. I make sure the manual correctly tells the soldiers which buttons to press when (not even why, just when ).
Today we got to go to Fort Belvoir, on the Potomac, to play with the system. The Army let us use the equipment to see exactly how it works. The inner geek of me had the best time in a long time.It was a little over sixty, sunny, and on the river. What a way to "work"!
Balogreene Safetydude, remember all the boring manuals, text, tables, and line drawings? That's what I do. Luckily, I have mock-ups, or trainer units, because my quality assurance guy and I test every word in that book. But, the vehicles are never local, so I have to beg for information from engineers. You know, can the soldier really get to that wire to check it, where does the soldier sit in relation to the equipment, that kind of info. This was a blast, though the first step was at my knees, and the second step was higher than these arthritic knees wanted to do. I butt-walked down them, praying no one was filming!
Gram77 I was checking out Lucianne before coming here and I see that Mrs. O. is once again traveling, this time to Ireland. The figure is astronomical, well over 7 million. Just curious as to how England handles Kate and William's expenses for their trips. Maybe a dumb question given that Kate and William never appear like they are just out for fun.
April 17 at 08:36 EST .
Gram77 Wow!! Did any one else besides us in Florida have a perfect and beautiful rainbow circle around the sun? We saw it around 1:30 in the afternoon. The entire parking lot was full of people looking up and taking pictures. A first for me! (4-16-14 )
April 16 at 14:17 EST .
Escaped commieny Didn't get it here in Central Fl. DH is in Miss and did see the blood red moon. We had a terror storm here yesterday afternoon, and the Beaglie was in his thunder shirt with me holding him under the bed bankies. If I know ahead of time, he gets Melatonin, but it came on too fast. Vet OK'd it.
April 16 at 14:42 EST .
Gram77 Your weather was on the 6PM news yesterday. Poor dog. Even with the thunder shirt he was frightened? Bet you gave him lots of hugs.
Escaped commieny little stinker always gets lots of hugs, I have to put him in the bed with a pillow over his head and hold him, the big girl, Molly, doesn't react at all, thank goodness, she is 85 lbs, he is only 13 in tall but was a puppy during the 4 hurricanes. Beautiful weather today. Thanks Phooey for the pics
Escaped commieny Good grief, I remember when we had the Bounder RV and Amber our Chesapeake Retriever, we crossed the tunnel, and the poor baby went in the water and got her paws sliced up on clam shells, we couldn't move because we were 11-6 high and no high profile vehicles allowed to move, she spent a week in my socks. We played backgammon and drank wine. First and last time there
April 16 at 14:49 EST .
Yottyhere Bird, when we lived in Annapolis I hated the wind as much as I hate it here in middle Ga living in a forest. When our placid cove gets white caps I get white knuckled. If they closed the Bridge tunnel I know you got battered
(pssst our Silkies are okay huh?? )
Thursday at 22:30 EST .
BirdsNest Thanks, Yotty for asking,our Silkies are fine. They spent most of that day hiding behind things to get out of the wind. They even put themselves to bed early in the evening. When I went out to round them up for the night they were in their enclosure all snuggled together. They knew things were going to be hairy.