This here view was my “welcome to the railroad” shot. I thought these levers were overwhelming but it’s actually not so bad. (I’m working for the family company doing maintenance on our shortline railroads, Big Sky Rail and Last Mountain Railway).
I absolutely love working out in the country ♥ So beautiful and refreshing to be out in the wide open.
Me and the ballast regulator will get along just fine :)
We had a breakdown with our tamper :( It resulted in some monkeying around trying to fix it on-site before we accepted the fact that it needed services only offered in the city. Although I feel pretty useless when stuff breaks down, it’s cool to learn a teeny little bit about the machines and crank the odd wrench. Mostly I just tried to stay out of the way and clean all the nuts and bolts/organize them into baggies so they don’t get lost. And attempt to make sense of the manual diagrams, asking Reg a million annoying questions hoping to diagnose something. Reaal useless.
At one point we visited this tiny and dimly-lit, grease-covered machining shop in Eston. I was too shy to ask for a photo of the inside/the machinest himself. I think I was just mimicking his energy because he didn’t say two words the whole time. He just took a look at our template, lit up a smoke, and got to work … machining is actually quite an art! It was fascinating to watch him work.
I’m also taking a Finance Math class once a week. Having to re-learn the simplest algebra rules before we get into the meat n potatoes. Amazing how mushy your brain gets after a few years outta highschool.
Delicious food options in Saskatoon! Oh man, if I hadn’t been such a slacker in hauling my camera around lately I’d have some real good foodie pics.
I’m not the only one with new beginnings. My intellectual boyfriend is starting his law degree so we went to his commencement ceremony. I was in major love with the small orchestra that entertained at the event. Wow wow wow. I’m such a nerd but classical music makes me want to bounce up and down and take on the world! Plus I can pretend to be sophisticated for a second. Although that all goes out the window the moment I open my mouth or attempt to eat at a hoity-toity restaurant.
I am so proud and excited for him! He will make the best lawyer ever.
All for now! I’m missing a million parts of the story but that’s just how it goes sometimes.