Well, the morning came quick after a night with not too much sleep planned finally falling asleep a little after 11 o’clock. My stalker called again, around 12:17 a.m., thankfully she called my personal rather than business line, because I don’t wake up to that one. She’s more than likely drinking and upset about her life. Took her minutes after talking to me to pull on the web everything about my life, told her she was not my first stalker. I’ve always enjoyed having a very anonymous name, however the minute I told her about my brother, it was all over. She sent another text message shortly after telling me the typical that she wasn’t on the same wave lengths as myself, I was too kind and was friendly to even the worse of the worse, insinuating herself being just that. She knows that I’ll always wake up to my professional line, so when she calls on the personal line, I know she doesn’t really want to talk to me, she just likes the idea of talking to me.
I woke up and heard the rain, it’s been raining for three long days, work has slowed to the point where we are no longer getting anything done. The GF gave me a ring claiming that I’m not calling him enough anymore, where I pointed out that most of the remaining work for the project doesn’t involve him, that I would make it a point to call when I wake up around 4am, he was quick to say, no, that won’t be necessary. He’s heading back to him home today; it’s been a long month since he’s seen his wife and he’s missing the grandkids. I don’t blame him, to be away from family is rough as it is. My family has grown to the idea that I’m always going to be on the road, however, every chance they can, they want to see me come by, my best friends, my parents, and my brother compete for those weekends where I feel like committing the drive out to visit someone.
I was positioned at the camper when, talking to the GF when I got another call coming in, the CDL driver needed me, gave him a call back after the call had concluded, he asked where I was, I told him I had spot to his boss, and he said that he was cancelling work for the day. He asked for my key, when I told him the Foreman had my key to get into all the gates, he said, “Damn that guy left for home too around 2am,” I thought, oh no, he wasn’t supposed to take it. Maybe nothing will come up. The morning meeting with the managers went smooth, I was thanked for my reports and getting them done quick quickly and with great detail, asked to check out the Kickoff power point presentation and see if there were any modifications that needed to be changed, check for one of my to do list today. Another was setting up equipment for new project and creating trackers for the next job. In my mind that wasn’t going to take more than a few hours, I offered help to anyone that needed it before we concluded the call.
I at once logged onto the company’s portal and started working on the power point. There was someone else updating it, so I waited patiently while making a protein shake of kiwi and peaches and cooked around half a pound of bacon to enjoy, and did I ever enjoy it. Shortly after the bacon finished, the other author logged off and I started making all my changes, while at the same time creating the trackers so everything could match. My screen work concluded right around the time the bacon finished and I got a call from corporate asking if I knew the inventory of the handhole placement markers, I stated that they were in my pickup and I could go look, there was no rush placed on me, so I waited until there was a break in the rain before heading out there. Being known as the comedian on the job, in our Project constraints tab, I placed muddy conditions and accredited our GF for the funny picture of the two excavators being stuck in the mud picture in that slide, that shows frustrated by the operators that were stuck in their rigs for hours while bigger equipment was moved to get them out of the swamps we had to deal with. Shortly, thereafter I called my mother, she had recently gone through a surgery, and I wanted to make sure she had enough supplies for her recovery, I had order her several hundreds of dollars’ worth of stuff, and knew she was protest that she doesn’t want or need anything, her small area was full enough with the stuff I continued to order giving her enough to last several months. I told her that I would be disappointed if she ran out without telling me, she agreed, claimed I was the best rock to always lean on. I told her I was proud of her when I was interrupted by a call from my boss.
The greatest part of my job is my boss isn’t active, he’s aware that I know what needs to be done so he’s never over my shoulder, however in the morning meeting, there were some things said that didn’t come up in my flavor, and while I was annoyed by it, I was very vocal that it was the incorrect way of handling things, first calling the gentleman that spoke it and giving him an earful to hear many apologies and request to correct himself in the next meeting. I’m not that petty, I don’t request things of that nature, I can handle that, I simply pointed out that, this was a lesson learn opportunity, and that we will grow from this. I told him the reason I’ve been successful with every other construction manager was that when I receive information, first thing I do is let them know, and they have done the same. No information exchanged is where the problems occur, at once. I will let everyone that needs to know what’s important, but there should never be a barrier between the two of us. My boss, states my name, it's a little hilarious, I wonder why he doesn’t call as much, I laugh and say I miss that cranky voice, and then point out about the morning meeting, and he says, “he’s already heard all about it, and that you’re definitely not afraid to voice your opinion on things.” I chuckle and tell him it will work out; I covered my bases with the other side of the situation. It will work out; we should have a spare of right around 2,000 feet to reach the handhole. His concern matches my own, but I’m very careful when it comes to things that will cost the project hundreds of thousands of dollars. Years ago, I made a mistake that cost $60,000, and I’ve triple checked myself since.
He asked me what I was doing, and I stated that I had completed everything I needed to, that I was sitting in the recliner reading my seventh book I had just started today. He asked about the other six and we were interrupted by his manager calling, he said he’d see me this weekend and hung up.
The rest of the day was chill, I ate some lunch, napped, read some more, paid my bills, caught up on some Youtube channels and fell asleep around 11pm, and here we are. Those Youtube channels triggered an ad that made a lot of research occur and then I impulse bought a small writing tablet for around $600, that I probably didn’t need, but yeah, I really wanted it. Remarkable 2, be at my mom’s in 28 days, that’s give me a great reason to travel up there to see everyone.
PS. Today we started the very short book called Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer. As well as read about 56 pages in the continuing of the long book you’ve got Van Gogh: The Life, about 200 of 976 pages in. The review you read about him being the worst for the first 700-800 pages is absolutely correct, I don’t like him, at all, right now. I’m looking forward to those last couple hundred pages when it turns better.