When: Friday–late, late afternoon – 2/16/2018
Weather: The walk was short with 50ish temps. I had my hood up!
Today’s walk was barely an afterthought. With a week of “nap” failures, I chose to end the drought. The nap was pushed back as I waited for the sprinkler crew supervisor. He told me he wanted to go over the system, but it was really just to collect the check. The big disappointment was the fallout of the roofing crew. As they removed the dumpster where all of the old roof shingles went, they pulled it out over one of the sprinkler heads. I had to coordinate with the roofing company to get the repair.
At work, it has been a week where the BIG project was put on hold. This involved labeling and doing things unrelated to anything very productive. My teammate and I are pretty good powering thru these redundant tasks. The “labeling supervisor” (I don’t think the title labeling supervisor will catch on. There are about 20 or so labels that go on each unit we send out. By participating in the labeling, I will be better equipped to verify the labeling is correct when the entire systems are QCed. I am fine helping, but keeping track of all of the labels–including printing–is something I am happy to allow someone else to take responsibility for.) is a thankless job. Because we are pretty quick and systematic in the labeling, the supervisor advised us to slow our pace. We alternated between going slow and a variety of stalling techniques. When doing tedious, detailed work, the supervisor wants to balance the days out. As today was Friday, our goal was to finish the weekly goals. Fortunately, the week’s productivity had been high. We were just coming in to fill in some small gaps.
There was nothing spectacular about my walk. I saw a couple dogs and a couple of new real estate signs. Even a short walk feels good. I am planning to take a more “normal” walk before we take our weekend trip. If nothing is planned of a unique nature in North Carolina, I hope the walks will fill the void.