Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Work

11:31am:
From a very early age, I was taught to love work. My sister and I cleaned the house. Made our beds. My Dad owned a machine shop. I swept the shop floor and cleaned the machines.

The value of work remains in me to this day. This morning I prepared breakfast. I will clean up the kitchen. I love to clean the kitchen. Every day I sweep and clean Scampy's linoleum floor. Love to do that too.

Preparing nice looking eggs is a goal of mine



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12:49pm:
Slomo redux
I've taken up spending about a 1/4 hour each day watching the Slomo video. That gets me thinking right. Going in the right direction. [Link]

Slomo skating beach walk at Pacific Beach





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9 comments:

  1. My first fulltime job was at 14 also cleaning machines. I remember vividly carrying a bucket of metal chips to the recycle bin while wearing shorts. As I was carrying it naturally it was rubbing against my leg. By the time I got to the recycle bin my skin was shredded and bleeding down to my sock from chips that were embedded into that plastic 5 gallon bucket. Lesson learned!

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    1. Hi Andrew,

      Did you eventually begin using the machines on your job?

      George

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    2. Not at that particular company but I did end up using the same types of machines later on. ( CNC and manual lathe ). They also had a few Bridgeports which I have always thought were way cooler than CNC's.

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  2. Maybe Mr. George is thinking about taking out skating 👍👍👍🥁

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    1. Hi Ed,

      I would love to be a skater. However, for the past few years my balance has gotten not so good. I don't even bike anymore.

      George

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  3. “Work keeps at bay three great evils: boredom, vice and need.”
    Voltaire

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    1. Hi Ed,

      Good philosophical comment. Food for thought!

      George

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  4. We weren't allowed to sleep past sun up. Had to be up early each morning to greet the Gods as our parents, grandparents said. Anyway, I was a Shepard at the bright age of 8 into my early teens (part time). I also attended government boarding schools for Native Americans which were run like military. A bell rang early to get up, and the bell rang throughout the day for start of classes, recess, dinner, lights out, etc. We students cleaned our dormitory and school i.e. floors, windows, lockers, bathrooms, etc. and assigned details each week no matter what age you were. I don't get up early anymore but I do still make my bed, do dishes, vacuum floors and straighten up to start my day. I like my house clean but I've relaxed in my old age. I think that is good...so I have time to smell the roses.

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    1. Thank you sooooo much for sharing, Rita!

      George

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