Friday, September 26, 2008


A major problem at work, to me, anyway, is that none of the machines are fastened to the floor.
Not only does this give one a sense that this job is temporary, but it means that the machines could be disturbed from their designated position.

Lately we have had an infeed conveyor for bottles to the filler knocked out by a "walky-rider" pallet truck, a bottle sorter pushed to the point that electric conduit was broken and a laser coder machine pusher into the cartonmachine with some damage to the sensor and settings.

Today a line attendant rammed a pallet-jack, pallet and drum of waste liquid into the electronic control panel of a filler. When I exclaimed "Hey! careful with hitting the machines!" his reply was:

"It's new! It doesn't matter!".

What does that mean???

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Friday, September 19, 2008

Military Humor - Army Air Force

The pilot was sitting in his seat and pulled out a .38 revolver.He placed it on top of the instrument panel, and then asked the navigator,
"Do you know what I use this for?"
The navigator replied timidly, "No, what's it for?"
The pilot responded, "I use this on navigators who get me lost!"
The navigator proceeded to pull out a .45 and place it on his chart table.
The pilot asked, "What's that for?"
"To be honest sir," the navigator replied, "I'll know we're lost before you will."

Monday, September 15, 2008

Ike touches family

Hurricane Ike went way South of us and we thought that was fine.

However, it went straight to Houston, the home of John and Julie (daughter) and Jack, Will and Carolina Grace (grands).

Prayers of Rhonda kept them safe, even when neighbors lost roofs and electricity, the Law home was spared. Thank you Jesus!!

Not satisfied with being thwarted in Houston, Ike then headed to Cincinatti, home of Gary and Sherry (Rhonda's brother) and they suffered rain and wind and the taking of flight of the neighbors shed that landed in their backyard.

Again, thank you Jesus! as they (and the entire extended family) are in our daily prayers.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

In a hurri? or "Happy Hurricane!"

The mood was jovial Friday.

The shift was done for the week, Saturday and Sunday work were cancelled in anticipation of the approaching hurricane.

Second shift was coming in, but only for 4 hours. Everyone would be (have the chance to be) home when the expected landfall came.

And it did come, not as a hurricane, but as a Tropical Storm. Winds at 50mph and several inches of rain, but no hurricane.

Piggly Wiggly was busy for 2 days before as people bought needed supplies for the upcoming meterological event.

Some of the items I have no idea how to prepare! What is to be done with chicken feet?????

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Labor Day Bath

Took a nice long weekend trip just 80 miles away, to Bath, the home of Blackbeard the Pirate.
Bath is situate on an estuary, a sheltered waterway, titled Bath Creek. A quaint port on the Atlantic ocean.
Rhonda and I toured several buildings dating from the 1700's.
St. Thomas Episcopal Church, the oldest standing church building in North Carolina, dates from 1734. Reverend George Whitefield, pioneer evangelist, visited Bath on several occasions between 1739 and 1765.
The Palmer-Marsh house, Bath's oldest residence and the Colonial period's largest residence was constructed around 1751.
Bath was the capitol of the colony that developed in what was later the state of North Carolina until the seat of government was moved to Washington (now N.C.) in 1785.

It is today a quaint and picturesque waterside village, destination to history buffs and tall ships.