Sometimes, Work Comes First

When we started our blog over two years ago, our goal was to post around four times a week, with occasional posts of fun or unusual photos, or reblogging things we read elsewhere and thought worth promoting. We also ask (beg) friends to WRITE DOWN those interesting stories and life adventures, because we know if they are interesting to us, they will be interesting to you. Oke’s adventures in Papua New Guinea, for example, are always extremely popular, months after they are originally posted.

 

My 2012 project

Sometimes life conspires against your plans. Kitty, for example, is dealing with some medical issues that have kept her pretty much house bound for several months, and sleepy. I’m doing well, thank you, but my job as the engineering and technical director of a natural gas/CO2 processing company has gotten crazy lately. I’ve gone from overseeing a new plant installation every year or two, to doing two now (one which is the largest we can possibly build). We’re about to formalize negotiations on two more within the next 10 days, which means I’ll start the rounds of working with contractors and engineering firms to start designs, coordinating with the land, environmental permits, construction companies, procurement, design, safety, process, operators, training, lions and tigers and bears OH MY.

My 2013 project, in Saskatchewan

 

My current two projects are located in fairly remote parts of far west Texas – the kind of places that you’ll find me writing about in my “Crappy Places to be From” series: far from towns with an airport or a grocery store that gets deliveries more frequently than once a week, often without any non-church entertainment, sit-down restaurants, or native English speakers. The two upcoming projects are in the northern midwest, places that require me to buy gloves and wear hats (a hardship forĀ  us southern clime girls) or that have mosquitos as the state bird.

I'll be staring a hundreds of drawings that look like this over the next 18 months

I’ll be staring a hundreds of drawings that look like this over the next 18 months

 

We don’t expect anyone to cry over not getting a notice from us delivered several times a week! I’m SURE that you will want to know the history of the isolated burgs I’ll be traveling to, and we won’t let you down.

Don't you wish you could travel in places like this? Somewhere, there is something wonderful waiting to be discovered.

Don’t you wish you could travel in places like this? Somewhere, there is something wonderful waiting to be discovered.



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  1. Also we’ll be here, I had a horrible computer accident and am now on a wonderful tiny computer that was donated to me. But I really need something better for blogging (I need some photo work and such)/ I’m saving up for a better computer, but hope to soon be better able to post.

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