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ThurberMingus  ·  435 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 14, 2018


I'm on loan to a different department and in the middle of a mind-numbing project. We're on zone two of six of the layout, and all the details we're filling in are similar but slightly different so there's nothing new to make it interesting but it takes almost as long as if it was all from scratch. I talked with my manager a bit about it and he said it was so I would be exposed to more of the company's stuff, so I agreed and mentioned a couple areas that I would like to get some experience in, and he said that was a good idea too, but we'll see what happens. He's not going to let me off of this project while it's still understaffed and late.


My bought as a Christmas gift an "intro to sailing" class for us. I talk about sailing like an excited 5th grade nerd whenever it gets into my head, but I have only sailed 8ft Sunfish at a boy scout camp for a week as a teenager, and hardly ever through a friend since then. The lesson was on a 30ft Catalina, which was twice as big as the biggest I had ever been on, and we both had fun. The downside is I've had a recurring daydream ever since about building a nice 12ft sailboat for myself. I know a couple people who have built kayaks or canoes and it would be cheaper than buying a new one [but more than used, not including time, and tools]. That's going to stay a daydream for now. We live in an apartment and I have no space for a workshop [yet].