I started my new shift on Weds, 3pm-11pm. At first I was kinda excited about it, the prospect of getting up early and maybe hitting the shop. But the truth of the matter is that I don't like getting up early. Plus, with the RedQueen working 12pm-8pm, we don't get to see each other much except for in the morning. So, I don't want to give up that time to work on my bike. I still have weekends to wrench and there isn't much I can do on my bike right now. I also realized that I've been letting my crappy job get to me and piss on my personal life and attitude. So I'm doing my best to have a better outlook towards my job. I sent off a request for the Machinist program at Ivy Tech. But I won't be able to start school until next year. So, in the mean time, I need to learn to deal with my job and be a good little grunt.
In happier news, I ordered the armor for my jacket. Well, it's actually CE armor from Joe Rocket (4 pieces of elbow armor). It seems to be a bit more protective than the armor that FirstGear recommends. I went with all elbow armor because the shoulder pockets on my jacket are huge and should accept them w/o trimming.
We're trying to start making plans for AMA Vintage Days in Ohio. Trying to figure out if we can borrow my grandpa's truck to use as a chase vehicle. That way, if one our bikes craps out or we find a nice scoot for RQ, then we're set. I need to hit the BMV next week and take my permit test. I'm thinking about signing up for an ABATE class in July. It would be nice to just take the class and have my license w/o all the testing crap at the BMV. Plus, I've heard good things about it from friends and other riders. I know I could use the "formal" education as well. Speaking of education, I'm trying to get in the habit of studying before work and I've actually been pretty successful. Right now, I'm just trying to catch up and refresh things that I've already covered. I need to get this class finished up before the end of the year. Plus, I get more tools once I finish it and that's always good! Granted I have most of what they're going to send me but it never hurts to have spare tools. Plus, I can always sell them.
30 minutes until I leave for work...... it's weird being there without the bosses. I do my fair share of slacking throughout the day but when no one is there to supervise me, it takes the fun out of slacking. So, in turn, I end up getting more work done at night. I'm hoping I won't be on this nightshift crap for more than a few weeks, instead of 4+ like I thought at first. But we'll see.
.........tick tock.....tick tock..........