Thursday, October 29, 2009

Value stream mapping....

Yesterday, had a day-long training session at work, and all I could think about was how to apply these concepts to horse manure. Yes, the ponies are home. It is fantastic to be able to see and hug and talk to Griff, whenever I step outside. The time changes Saturday so it will be feed in the dark both morning & evening. I'll be working this weekend on making the hay feeders work the way I need them to, and getting the bottom fence wire hot. I need to add 1 or 2 more gates, and getting more lighting. I still won't be able to scoop poop after work, in the dark though.
Pictures this weekend....

I have 24 hours to write a recommendation for promotion, for myself, from the view of another plant. Just killmeagain please.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Family Par-Tay!

Celebrating T's 1 year anniversary of sobriety. The date is really Tuesday, but the family gathered for Mexican food - tacos, enchiladas, guacamole, & white cheese dip & chips. Jimmy & Jim came, as well as Justin, Kay & Christian, Mel & John & Sean, and all the rest of us. She got a beautiful serenity prayer mobeius silver circle necklace from John & Mel, a Gunslinger picture book from me, and a huge pumpkin from Jim & Jimmy, and lots of cards. Chocolate from Mom. Cheryl did all the cooking, including this banana 3 layer cake, with chocolate mousse frosting and dark chocolate trim.
I worked on the fence all afternoon and got almost all the wiring up. Today I will be doing the electricals and setting 3 posts for a hay feeder area. It could be that Griff comes home tomorrow afternoon!
After most everyone left, TJ, Bobbi, Kenny & I watched the Half-Blood Prince together, just like the old days. None of us had seen it, but 3 of us had read the books. TJ was furious that they changed or left out alot from the book, of course. But all in all, everyone of us agreed, it was a most perfect day.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

4 day weekend!

My horse nanny & friend, Kim, came over yesterday afternoon, and helped me take the gate off the barn and set a post to move it to the side, instead. I need to get an L bracket to screw the post to the side of the barn for stability. She also moved the Tpost over to compensate for the smaller gate entry. This puts it off square, but I don't care. It's supposed to be around 65 degree today, and 70 tomorrow & Tuesday. Today will get the fence straightened out, and the gate hot, running the electric & the charger. That's the goal! Will also have to go to WalMart and get the groceries for TJ's anniversary family dinner between 3 - 5, but Cheryl will be doing all the baking & cooking, leaving me free to get the fence up. While Kenny & Justin are here, I think I'll have them dig 3 more post holes for a hay feeder by the barn, and cut & nail boards. And get everyone to carry the outdoor furniture in to the rec room/storage area.

Monday I have to tag the Mustang. If the fence is up, maybe Sherry can bring Griff home!

Tuesday, TJ & I have stuff to do in Lawrence, for her real anniversary date.

Then back to work on Wed.

Friday, October 9, 2009

End of the week

This week has been crazy. Helped a friend last weekend, and an idea I had this summer completes today. We'll see how much of it makes an impact. It did go much better than I ever could have hoped for. With the management change coming, some will never know what came from this, and how much comes from the change, but a few of us WILL know. And if our team gets better, feels better, that's all that matters.

It's been cold & rainy, and looks to continue this weekend. I am going to do everything I can to finish my horse plans on Saturday. Sunday will be for rearranging my room.

Off to start the day.