Originally Posted by Greensystemsgo
what plant are you at if you dont mind my asking? intel or a solar project?
Solar, was out in California, near Holtville / El Centro.
Since you asked here's the story. I booked my flight home for Christmas months ago, and planned to return after New Years. Then this project thing came up last minute and my boss asked me to go out there. I couldn't change the flight because there were no other seats available, and the plane was supposed to get in Jan 1 at 10pm. Had to be at the project by 6am Jan 2. Not bad, but I wasn't looking forward to the drive and no sleep. I had a layover in Denver. I just wanted to get home. You know what was waiting for me? A sea of purple. Literally. Every single person was from Kansas State. I never understood why you would spend hundreds of dollars to travel for a game when you can watch for free from the comfort of your home, but then again I am never one who tries to understand the masses. There were no taxis when we landed and the airport looked like Disneyland on the first Saturday of spring break. I didn't get home until 1am. I don't ever want to travel during he holidays again.
It was really amazing going to the project. After Yuma there are these huge sand dunes, no idea something like that even existed in California. Once I got into the area where the project was all I could see was farm fields, tractors, and big white SUVs with green stripes on them. If you ever wondered about the "military industrial complex" you should check out the "border industrial complex." It was just insane how many cars, sensors, and random helicopter flights they have. I was along the fence with Mexico too. Very strange, and it just ended too, wonder if they ran out of funding. They told us not to mess around with the fence and that you can get shot if you try and cross. I'm sure that was an exaggeration, but i wasn't going to find out. For as much crap as we gave the communists I would say the Soviets were masters at fence building. We could learn something from them when it comes to quality of design (except soviet fences kept people in).
The boots were a worthwhile purchase. I was around moving machines, trucks, and forklifts and sometimes they got too close for comfort.