Tuesday, October 27, 2009

3rd Week of Our 12-Hr Shifts

This is the 3rd week of our 12-hr shifts. Mom works from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM & I work from 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM. Every morning at 6:00 AM and, again, at 6:00 PM in the evening, we huddle together to go over our "Engr Log" & "Things-to-do List" on plant's piping systems for turn-over. Sometimes, I wonder they are just our FAMILY laundry lists.

So far so good. Some days & nights were very busy - the field craftsmen were waiting for our approval on their field changes due to interference (eg., can't be built) or something else (eg., a tight spot) Upon approval, we were continue busy to get our paper work in order. This paper work is the legal document required prior to firing up the Reactor - going critical.

Some nights were not busy at all, just like tonight. Things are pretty slow ... zzz

And, besides working, Mom always keeps our refrigerator full. Does anyonte believe that a -> 68 year old man will suffer from hanger because his wife is working during his chow times?:) Anyway, twice a day, I can't wait until "6:00" to see Mom.

Well, Nuclear Power isn't 100% safe. But, nothing is 100% safe or even 90% safe. As a matter of fact, Nuclear Power is pretty safe and environmentally friendly too. Too bad, the current Administration isn't too enthusiastic to build more. Of course, we need to go "green", especially on energy. But, how "green" is "green"? Depends!

People just can't go "green" with much less jobs around. Nuclear Renaissance can bring home the beacon to many Middle-American families (including those of us who work all night), much more than wind and solar combined. And Nuclear Energy is affordable too!

1 comment:

Rena said...

It is 4th week.