Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Construction, gremlins and such...Come on 5 day break!

There is a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel.  The station improvement project is chugging along nicely.  Today the "2 out of 3 Lt.  Window, Siding and General Contracting" crew installed windows for the new bedrooms.  pictures tomorrow.  With progress moving like it is, we should have people moving in by the first of next week. 

Now on to the antics of C Shift, brought to us by Erin Barger.
Had a free an easy good time "more or less" with our transplant, FF Lestor.  Having a newer member afforded us the opportunity to enjoy the weather and do a little pump/ deck gun training.  The good weather also put us in the mood to do some driver training and area familiarization.  Lestor hit 4 trucks head-on, ran over an innocent bicyclist and drove on the curb more than on the road today, while Haynes destroyed multiple windshields, barely missed demolishing a dog and flattened a red pick-up truck like a pancake.  Barger did pretty good besides jack-knifing his rig so severely that it was unable to budge on three separate backing attempts.  Luckily, most of this occurred on our driver simulator (all of it actually except Adam's curb part).
After the last few shifts we are convinced there is a night gremlin prowling the dark streets of Salem.  He sleeps all day hidden among the bushes and weeds of our apartment complexes, then with little warning he strikes. His antics range from setting off fire alarms to lighting random bushes on fire.  He has managed to activate multiple apartment pull stations without the slightest detection and cleverly created a dripping, undetectable "gas" leak in another complex.  Today he set a mystery fire that was noticed by several residents that literally went up in smoke.  No matter what the action the one thing that remains steady is that it will occur after dinner and last into the wee hours of the morn.  
Keep up the good work gremlin the coffee is on and we are ready for you tonight.       - Barger

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