Monday, September 15, 2008

New Job

This is Poppers/Papa/Papa Bear/David/Dave. I started a new job with the Forest Service today. It is a really low paying job and is not permanent but it counts towards retirement and helps pay the bills.

I'm working on a trail crew for the Shawnee National Forest. We make and maintain hiking and equestrian trails on the forest. Our main area is the Lusk Creek Wilderness which is near Eddyville. We hike in to wherever we are working for the day, do the work, and hike out. It is hard physical work and when we are working in the wilderness all the work has to be done with hand tools, not power tools are allowed. We dig, cut trees, move rocks, make big rocks into little rocks, and pile brush to try and discourage people from making new trails.

Something really crazy about the job; Ray Broadway is on the crew.


Leserlee said...

Sounds tough. Mom said you were sore. Which sister did Ray graduate with? That has got to be weird, working with somebody so young.

Kaycei said...

Don't over do it. I love you.

Kari and Steve said...

That does sound like a tough job, and how funny that you work with Ray. It's weird to me that alot of my coworkers are your age but it seems very natural at the same time, so I wonder if that's how it feels for you, strange that a coworker is the same age as your youngest daughter. At least it is starting to getting cooler out now so hopeful it isn't too miserable and humid for you.