Just a few minutes ago I was sitting in my office on the boat, which is totally trashed at the moment, after coming out of the engine room, which is also totally trashed (shipyards have a way of doing that to a boat) and as I looked around I noticed that I had not changed the calender page from March to April.
That put a smile on my face because I love turning my Sarah Palin calender page to another well thought out quote by our recent Vice Presidential candidate. ( I can't type those last 3 words with a straight face. I tried, just can't)
So, without further delay, heeerssss Sarah!
" As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the States of America where-----where do they go? It's Alaska. It's just right over the border. It is-----from Alaska that we send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful Nation, R, because they are right there. They are right next-----to our State."
She's a little cutie.
As we nosed up to our barge today that was anchored in the Hudson River, I chatted with a guy on the barge I haven't seen in years. As he explained that he and his wife were currently looking at property in Costa Rica, I wondered why. He said, "I'm sick of Obama."
I then asked him where did he want to move to when Bush was occupying the White House, the freakin moon??
His response is unprintable.
A little thank you goes a long way sometimes. I can say without reservation, I made a guys day today.
As my luck would have it, I was the lucky engineer to be on the boat for the last weeks of our shipyard period, which means I had the distinct pleasure of have to deal with the United States Coast Guard and ABS, as they ran me and my equipment through a battery of tests and checks.
It seems every year they take this fun to new levels, which actually means, they were asking me to simulate situations and frankly, I didn't know how to do it.
So I called my electrician buddy, who works for the same Co. I do, and from Louisiana, he walked me through the steps I needed to do to satisfy those over eager boys in blue uniforms.
To make a long story short, the "heat" was very satisfied with my performance.
So, today I called this electrician back, for the sole purpose of thanking him for his help.
He said something like this;
"Dude, your more than welcome. Do you know how many guys call me from the boats to thank me? None. I never get a thanks. Dude, thanks a lot for calling I really appreciate it. Hey dude, let me tell you something, if you have a problem and you need to call me, don't hesitate, you can call me anytime day or night dude. I appreciate you calling like this."
After more of the same, we said our goodbyes.
All I said was thanks.
Hey humans, it's really not that hard if we just treat each other with respect.