I added it up. Between vet visits, medicine, toys, scratching thingies, food and nom noms, I have spent close to $800 on him! In three months. Whoa. That boy gon' have to get a job.
Speaking of a job that SOMEBODY IN THIS HOUSE has to have, I go back to the doctor Thursday and I'm gonna beg, plead, cry, cuss, bribe, promise to vote Republican, do absolutely whatever I have to do to get him to take me off light duty!! I've told people at work that IF I ever get hurt out there again, nobody will EVAH know it. Not even if a bone is stickin' out. They make too big a deal outta things. I've been on light duty since JULY 25TH. Ugh.
I am moving to another building next month to continue my training and I have this huge block of training hours (200!) that I have to get done before I can go. Do the math. 200 hours divided by 40 hours = 5 weeks. I transfer November 17th. That's 5 weeks. This training is in the WIT section of our hangar, that's the Wire Integrity Tester, where they get planes that were just rewired, hook them up to a tester and run a report to see what works and what don't. Then they fix the stuff that doesn't work. I started over there last Thursday. And I actually got back on the plane to do it! It felt great to be working again. Not just cleaning the hangar and reading my books.
I'm really excited about this move! I've never loved rewire. The job's not that bad, it's more the environment and the feel of the place. It's depressing. Like there's a dark cloud hovering over the building. Nobody's happy in there and it shows. They don't take pride in the way the place looks and that drives me nuts. And what's so sad is it wouldn't take that much to turn it around. Some really good people work in there. A little cleaning up, a little incentive, a few bonuses thrown around here and there and you'd have a totally different place, a totally different vibe. Anyway, I'm ready to see how other buildings are managed, to see if the grass is actually greener, you know?
But I gotta "GET ON THE JET!", as my buddy Rambo tells me constantly. I'll get there. Friday. Maybe.