(Don’t) Enjoy the Silence

Posted: 2010-05-17 in status

Two Fridays ago, I got the go-ahead from my doctor to start wearing a regular shoe and get back into walking like a normal human being instead of the clumping, bumbling boot-wearing boy that in itself was a huge improvement over the clanking, creaking crutch-goer immediately following my Achilles tendon surgery. This happy news was eclipsed, however, by the news that with my newly recovered mobility, I would have to go back up to the plant site and play catchup on everything I missed in the previous 2.5 months.

Well, now I’m back up here in Minnesota, and even though the weather is wonderful and the countryside is beautiful, I’m not really enjoying it.  I’ve got my head down and blinders on trying to get caught up on everything that has changed so I can get back to being a useful contributor to the plant startup effort, and between that and the fact that my wife is once again forced to take care of our kids all by herself, I’m feeling sort of down. Writing has been one of the last things on my mind lately, even though I enjoy it when I sit down and do it. At least this time around I get to go home a lot more often, and I’m restricted to 60 hours a week of work, so it shouldn’t be quite so frenzied up here once I finally get caught up. Hopefully, at that point I’ll get back to blogging more often, or at least on a semi-regular basis.


  1. Maribeth says:

    Thinking about you and your family, Ross. I’d say I don’t envy you, but … well, you know… my family 😉


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