I had one call where I had to explain why I had to do what I was doing for a certain project. I like those...justify your job. Only normally the person is totally obnoxious and they don't want to really listen. This wasn't the case. This person was part of a committee and the committee asked why I had to do what I had to do on their project and the person calling me didn't know how to respond. All he knew was I had to go out and make an inspection and I only wanted to do it in good weather! So I explained and he was satisfied. He will be able to get the answer off to his other committee members and all will be happy.
It's interesting being a government employee in an era of hating government employees. And my job especially is one that may need explaining. The government does WHAT???? On the other hand, when I am in what I call "the wrong place at the wrong time" I've done things like being in charge of saving people's lives and property. So it all works out.
One of the things that I did mull over in my mind is this super push lately on the survivalblog site about moving to the American Redoubt. You know:
I do have the bug-out place in the hills about an hour from here. With the kids still doing their activities in the city moving an hour and a half from the city and then having to commute in two times per week for the kids and between two and five times per week for my job just doesn't make sense to me. Perhaps when I retire when the kids are older I may think about permanently moving to the other property. The only upside to moving there is that it's paid for and this place that I'm in now is not. I'd be spending less money each month even with the added expense of the commute and building a decent house on that property when compared to the mortgage on this place. But my time has value in that the time I spend in the garden and on the animals would be used for commuting.
So I just keep working on this place here. I make it as safe and secure as time and money allows. Unfortunately, time and money are both sort of scarce!
It's going to be cold once again tonight. We have a freeze warning from midnight until nine tomorrow morning. I'd better go out and check the trees to make sure the coverings I put on are secure just in case the wind picks up.