Happy Birthday and Goodbye
The first thing I have to do today – now that I am home at Toothbrush One is say a huge
shown here with a close friend.
Now, we havent heard from father_figure, I know that he has “looked at it” as that has been his response when asked about my blog, but he has remained silent on the ether…..
Anyway – I shan’t embarrass him with how old he is.. though I could tell the story about the girl who was concerned about his advancing years and was worried about his ability to carry two bottles of soft drink out to the car 🙂
And so this was my last day at Toothbrush Three.
I have been quite cagey about the company I work for, and about the Client who owns the mine and.. also what they mine at Toothbrush Three. Normally I blank out the name of our company on my shirt (I dont bother when I’m wearing the Roche/Wulaign jacket) but I havent this time.
This is how I dress for my day at the office…. Very muddy Colorado trousers, Orange High Vis shirt, and of course: my safety boots. Please note The Huge Belt Buckle – couldnt find anything else to hold up the trousers! I’m having flashbacks to my days of Western halter showing with Sonn:
She got to wear the Blingbling halter and I had to wear the hat and belt buckle. Both of which are somewhat oversized. The reason why Sonn’s ears are up like that is that the Ferris Wheel had just kicked in and she was debating how many horse eating monsters (with knife, fork and ketchup at the ready) were riding on it. About two seconds after the picture was taken she decided she should leap backwards just in case and nearly flattened a passing stockhorse. Sonntag is, as previously discussed, a carefully bred mix of Arab, Appaloosa and Warmblood. Unfortunately, she has a great many days where she behaves like an Arab, is as stubborn as a Warmblood and only looks like an Appy.
It was harder to say farewell to the Gang at TB3. I got more hugs, including from the Client staff. There was an Auditor (again I give it the Terry Pratchett capital A – and Barbara who is buying her first Terry P books is in for a treat!) who commented that I must be the only Safety Officer to get cuddled when leaving ever!
Normally they throw a Farewell Party – after the Safety Officer leaves..
It was a long drive home – the grey clouds you see gathering behind me fulfilled their promise and came down, leaving sheets of water on the road. It was already dark so I dont have photos for you but I can tell you that there is no where on Earth that the sky can be that big.
Tonight and Tomorrow will be very busy – I have to do a lot of shopping and chasing around and then.. we are FLYING to the new site….
That will be a whole new thing!
So Happy Birthday Father_Figure – I hope the mysterious box that arrived last week lives up to its promise…
And.. we have closed off the first Chapter of Safety Boots and Crochet, onto the next!
Love to you!!