Thursday, April 30, 2009

fecacta shift
running all day
to start lines back up

supplier calls-
the plant lost its little mind
"Can you drop ship?"

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

this morning
finding yesterday's breakfast
still in my bag

audit day 2
paperwork minutia
culling for msitakes

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

audit day
last minutes fixes
and list #19

boss' first day
making introductions
and a nickel tour

Monday, April 27, 2009

audit's eve
new stuff on list #18
and meeting new boss

mid day runs-
picking up parts for night shift
and keys for new boss

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Weekend jaunt-
one hour turns into three
List is shrinking

Friday, April 24, 2009

end of long week
List #17
recap and new stuff

project day-
tons of paperwork done
and more desk space

Thursday, April 23, 2009

new plant manager list
done by shift change

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

six days till audit
working on all of the lists
and today's repairs

middle of the day
having the fairness chat
with two grown men

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

audit in one week
List #13 today
think "swimming, swimming"

murphy's law in force
trying to catch a deep breath
beofre the next round

Monday, April 20, 2009

List #12 today
singing "swimming, swimming"
when writing things down

start to busy week
getting ready for mahuf
while paper shuffling

Friday, April 17, 2009

Today's walk
lists #10 and 11
with more to come

middy break
enjoying the sun's warmth
and people watching

Thursday, April 16, 2009

List 8 and 9
only one page of new stuff
refusuing to stress

chatting with big boss
"Prioritze and skip
the first six lists"

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

paperwork day
7 lists from safety crew
12 days to fix it

afternoon tasks
parts orders, two reps working
fixing the filler

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

morning surprise-
filled Easter pumpkin
outside my door

three new lists today
tying to finish last one
and catch my breath

Monday, April 13, 2009

fun new week startup
getting calls on the way in
for beta issues

Friday, April 10, 2009

end of brutal week
10 things off the list
and a cleaned off desk

Thursday, April 9, 2009

hump day plus one
fixing long standing ph issue
needing to muck tanks

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

hump day-
one hour before startup
the whole plant explodes

overhaul day six
chatting with the techs
and signing off

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

overhaul part two
putting machine back together
a whole day early

Monday, April 6, 2009


horrific week start
power outage 9 AM
"we like work"....

Friday, April 3, 2009

that kind of day
after running hard all shift
pounding down twinkies

Thursday, April 2, 2009

paperwork day two
three quarters of my desk cleaned
and less filled drawers

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

paperwork day
three machines solidly fixed
overhaul plan done