Great Movie

It may come as no surprise to some of you, but I loved this.


Late Summer Doings

 Wow, where did August go?! A lot has gone on in the last few weeks. I was on the pit crew for a team doing the Vegas to Reno off-road races. The picture below is at the staging area at the start. We are dead center and are surrounded by Robby Gordon's 25 chase trucks. The other pictures is of our car waiting in the line-up to start. (We are the red bug and the thumb in the picture is mine)
The car ended up munching an engine bearing and only making it 200 miles into the race. Oh well.

For work I've been traveling all over the state. I've been on a 24/7 shift drilling a water well for the city of Pahrump.
I've also been inspecting the wrap-up portion of a tank project in the previously mentioned metropolis of Manhattan.
I know you always wanted to know what a water tank looks like on the inside. 

I've also been to Tonopah, Goldfield, Eureka, and other places I can't remember. All of this traveling went well until coming home from Pahrump on Thursday when the Jeep quit suddenly leaving me on the side of the road about 35 miles North of Las Vegas. I began poking around the engine bay only to discover that some mice had decided to strip the insulation off all of the wires going to the coil packs and use them to make a nest. This let the wires eventually short out and leave me stranded. The day ended with me spending 3 hours in a tow truck and getting to Ely around 10:30pm. Mice have officially made the list. Chrysler's choice of using a cheese based insulation on their wiring doesn't help and so they are on the list too.

In other news: I finally moved into the company house. Having my own space is nice, but it has reconfirmed my suspicions that a single person does not need 1500 SF of house. The plus side is that I do have extra room so anyone who wants to come and visit is welcome (because when I finally move into my 500 SF miner's cabin anyone who comes to visit is sleeping on the couch or in a tent in the yard). The days having been getting cooler, the August monsoons have left the countryside green, and fall (i.e. pumpkin flavored everything and Nevada Day) is right around the corner. I can't wait!