December 11, 2007

Wafflehead, originally uploaded by danakin.

Dude, seriously, I don’t even like waffles that much…
The thought process that led to this was one that could only be described as “random”

A Snowy Day

December 11, 2007

Today was suppose to be a productive day of shopping. It did not turn out so well. I have the gift ideas in my mind about what to get people, and the gifts I am trying to find for reasonable prices are nowhere to be found. I’ve searched several places for these gifts and I have had no luck so far. I may want to try the modern way of doing things, like looking these products up via internet and ordering them online.

In other news, it’s snowing like mad right now, had to snow plow the driveway twice, and I think I’ll have to do it once more tonight. So far my break has been nice. Haven’t really had to wake up to an alarm, I have been just waking up to the light of day. I don’t really sleep in, 9:00 am is sleeping in to me now a days. I’ve hit 10 am once or twice in my earlier years but now I can’t really sleep that long.

Due to road conditions getting a bit worse, I think I’m going to stay at home the rest of the night. Maybe drink some coco or tea, or just have a beer.

Hell Week

December 11, 2007

Don’t really feel the burn yet, but here’s my upcoming week and a half or so:

  • Tuesday: presentation at 2 for Construction Project Management
    • Work on Structures project after
  • Wednesday: Turn in final Structures HW, get Structures take home final exam at 9am, take final Equipment Management exam at 2pm, final Const. Proj. Mgmt. class at 3pm. IME documentation due by midnight
  • Thursday: IME meeting and Structures project
  • Friday: Final Safety Management quiz is due in class at 10am, possibly get back Structures and Equipment Management finals
    • Head out to the KBC for well deserved pints!
  • Saturday: Complete Structures project (if not done already)
  • Sunday: Church (if I can get my car out and no major parties are thrown the night before), football and studying for Safety final
  • Monday: 10am: Safety final. Structures project due by 5pm, want to turn it in after Safety final though
  • Tuesday: Pack, get oil changed, buy snacks and caffeine for road. Study for Project Management final
  • Wednesday: 3pm: Project Management final. Hit the road as soon as I am done, about 4pm?

As you can see from the previous post, I should be getting in around 13 hours after departing, which makes it about 4am. I can handle that as long as there are no late night ice storms across the midwest like those occurring right now.

Long Haul

December 11, 2007

3,814 some odd miles of just “getting there” driving equals out to about 63 hours of travel. That is 2.625 days, just driving. How awesome is that?!

I’m a long haul driver, and could definitely tank any of these trips in one sitting. Give me my tunes and some donuts and Red Bull and I am set!

First Leg:

Second leg:

Third leg:

Fourth leg:

Fifth leg:

Sixth and final leg: