Thursday, January 04, 2007

Thankful Thursday

Hmmmmm, let’s see.....what am I thankful for?

The first thing that pops into my little head is my oil burner. Things broke this past weekend. It wound up being the hoses on my oil tank. My oil tank is underground. This should have cost about $2,000 to fix and lots of digging in my yard. With the help of Capt and a few friends, it got fixed and cost a lot less. And now I have a new eyesore of an oil tank on my back patio all nice and shiny-looking and taking up way too much space.

Have I mentioned how much I despise owning a house by myself?

This morning I insulated the pipes as the sun rose in the east.

And I have to have the underground tank abandoned properly.

But I really am thankful, really. It could have been a lot worse. I’ve heard of people having to spend $70,000.00 to fix an underground tank that has leaked into the environment. That would have destroyed me.

The second thing I am thankful for is that I got to see an A-10 Fighter Jet, the Warthog, this past Monday. I used to build them way back in the late 70's and early 80's. Capt got called in to fix a problem and took me with him. Capt supervises a department in the Air Force. He works on the same planes that I built...isn’t that so cute? Anyhow, climbing up to the cockpit again got me all excited and reminiscent and all.

It was like seeing an old friend, not really, but sorta. I put a lot of hard work into those planes, well, me and thousands of other people, but you know what I mean.

So those two things I am thankful for right now. What about you?

6 comments:

MugwumpMom said...

You built planes? Cool!
Glad the oil tank think worked out without a lot of expense.
I'm thankful today that it simply stopped raining and the sun is out today.

theresa said...

Yes, Rena, I used to build airplanes, A-10's. I put together the consoles and did some work on final assembly because I was so petite I could fit into the small places that the men couldn't fit into. I was the only woman in a building of hundreds of men. It wasn't as exciting as it would seem, most of the men resented me being there.

It's gonna rain on Sunday here. Then start to get cold finally.

Lena said...

You are quite the complex chick!

I'm impressed with your handy skills - I actually fell to the floor weeping trying to screw in a lightbulb yesterday. Loser: me.

Looney Mom said...

Girlfriend, you never cease to amaze and impress me. You're my hero.

My brother just started with Eclipse recently and is building planes. He says that when the guys are done with each plane, they get the first test flight! I wonder why? LOL! Man, the pressure to get it all right the FIRST time!

Anonymous said...

It's amazing the stories you learn in people's lives if you just hang around enough. You are one interesting lady!

Me? I am thankful that love is possible, even if it's not here, now. I am thankful for small children, cats and warm winter nights with full moons.

Hope all is well with you.

Tom

Lala's world said...

wow the more I get to know you the more you fasinate me! you are a remarkable woman!!I am thankful to be home safely after a long and quick trip back to the coast! I love being home