Sunday, November 22, 2009

No Deja Vu here

There's so much I want to blog about - adventures, crafts, fabulous times - but at the moment I've barely had time to log on, let alone upload pictures and put together a post!

First day

I'm back up North in the Pilbara working on the next construction site job and it has been INTENSE! Even though we did this last time - I flew up first, shweetie was brought on board a couple of months later - and I've already spent over a year and a half living in a Fly-In Fly-Out camp, deja vu doesn't seem to apply!

Since the day I flew in (5:10am no less...) it's been non stop action with a totally new project, new team, different site, with different and stringent regulations to remember and adhere to, new camp and room... the list goes on! How do I get to work in the morning? Where do we pack crib (lunch)? What's the postal address here? Who do I see to get hooked up to the work server? and so on! So much to absorb and get right!

Suffice to say I've been pretty exhausted each day when I finally get home to my little room.
But the last two days I've been feeling myself again and settling in a little, much to my relief! Last night we had our Christmas party which was great fun and today was officially a Rostered Day Off (RDO - this site has a 6 day week: every Sunday off, an improvement on the last site which had a 13 day fortnight with only every second Saturday off!) but my manager and I headed in to work anyway which was fine. So much can get done without the distractions! We cranked some tunes, smashed through the work and went out on site and climbed to the dizzying heights at the top of the steelwork. A small crew of dogmen, riggers a crane driver were in too extending the boom on the big 250 tonne crawler so we headed over to say g'day and were able to help them out pulling some of the collosal cables into place - like pirates on a huge rope!

So no exciting crafty posts just yet I'm afraid, but hopefully soon, as long as the rather dismal internet service out here can manage photo uploads and such!


2paw said...

Wow, that's a lot happening, no wonder you don't have time for anything else much!! I hope they're paying you the Big Bucks!!

Ann said...

Starting a new job is always unsettling. Hope to hear more of your knitting adventures when you are settled down. Good luck on your job!

bon008 said...

Yay!! So good to hear from you again, and lovely to hear that things are starting to fall into place :)

jenny said...

Nice post from you dear! like to see more from you. Thanks.

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