My customers have found out that I am now back to business as normal and my services seem to be in high demand all of the sudden. I am running my butt off, and that is not necessarily a bad thing as I have plenty of extra butt to loose these days. Sitting on my backside at the same customer for nine months has not done my weight or physical condition any favors. Anyway, this last week, I made the 7 hour drive from Austin to Broken Arrow OK where a good customer of mine had five instruments put aside for me to work on. I hope it is a sign of an improved economy, but apparently they have been extremely busy, and they are working their equipment to the failure point.
I had to spend a good hour going through my closet looking for something that fit and looked at least modestly flattering. Nine months of sitting on my ass in a cubicle has gifted me with over 15 extra pounds. I’ve got rid of 5 of them by now but still have 10 more to go. Damn it. I’ve also recently gone back for a touch up on my laser hair removal and now clearly recall why I stopped going - DAMN that shit HURTS!
Shortly after you cross the Texas/Oklahoma border on Highway 75, you encounter the Choctaw Casino. You drive for miles and miles, and there is nothing, followed by more nothing, and then out of the blue is this freaking HUGE Casino in the middle of nowhere. This is about mid-way on my drive, and so I will often take a break here and go make a modest donation to the Choctaw Nation. I put $10 into the slot machine, and on my second roll I won $50! Now I aint always the sharpest tool in the shed, but I wasn’t about to give them a chance to take that money back, so I cashed out right then and there, and headed north!
I’m off to Detroit this week, and then back for another week in Indiana to check in on our new guy and make sure all is well. See ya’!