Monday, July 7, 2008

Message in a Bottle

Pretend you found this e-mail typed up and printed out in a bottle that you stumbled across.


Day12: I am still here. This is my 12th day at this fire camp. I think people are there in the outside world. People are losing it here. I think i'm starting to lose it here. I have begun to sing to myself when there are no other "insiders" around. Rumor has it there are still people alive on the outside. If you get this, help me... .... .... ....

haha, ok I guess that might have been a little far stretched but at times, it really does feel like that! It's crazy being the only one from your company here for this long! You can only do so many things to entertain yourself before you just hit ultimate boredom. To the point where things that you once thought were fun, aren't really that fun anymore, they just fill up the spare time. Things really aren't too bad but I can tell you, it's great to be able to call "outsiders" and just talk for hours on end! One thing is to be learned from this: If you ever go on fire, be prepared with multiple activities to keep yourself busy:)

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Ben's Law of Fire

Hello everybody! I have come up with a new law that will shake the foundations of the Earth. This new law is that when a person goes on fire they need to accept that everything that can go wrong will go wrong. Yup, that's all there is to it. If you expect anything different then "you got another thing comin'". Thing that have gone wrong thus far:
1. The order they gave us was wrong, almost got de-mob'd.
2. Set up and almost got sent home because some dude was afraid of radiation from the dish.
3. Had to move and repoint.
4. Set up and everything was fine and dandy up until a solar flare hit G26 and fried the power supply to half the satellite. Had to repoint again.
5. Up and running and the wireless doesn't work because there is too much congestion with allt he other wireless devices in a nearby vicinity.
6. Had to run hard lines to half the camp.
So as you can see I have been having a hunky-dory time up here:)
Things that have gone bodaciously awesome:
1. I'm in California about 1 mile from the ocean.
2. Approximate temperature is 65 degrees.:)
3. I am making loads of money... can't complain.
4. I'm surrounded by some really neat people.
5. Everything is working for the time being and there hasn't been one problem for at least one day now!!

Just remember: What can go wrong, will go wrong.