If you have been following along you all know my personal woes in the last few weeks. But things are feeling better. To start off i got called in for an interview with the post office. I know it sounds strange but i have been doing a lot of thinking about what i want to do and what i wanted to due when i was little.
And i remembered in the way way back……. Back in first grade my school was close to the post office and one day we walked over for a field trip. I remember loving the idea of delivering letters and packages. Then later in way back when I was looking for my first job i wanted to be a postman but that finishing school thing got in the way. Then i meet my wife and my life took a lot of turns and twists. So i have the feeling that my interview will be good tomorrow and i will have that under my belt.
But I haven’t given up on a maybe moving in to QA @ Turbine. I took yesterday and started playing with perl. Yes the P in perl is lower case why i am not sure… But i can say i like it. I am a PHP guy through and through, syntax-wise any how, and perl is like the love child between Java and PHP. Or that is how i see the syntax… I am barely (less then 6 hours) into it but i have gotten most of my simple starting scripts to work easily enough. I am missing something in the way libraries are called i think, skipping ahead on my reading some, and i am having issues sending an email but i am sure that will be explained soon enough.
What has happened that i am not please about happened in the greenhouse… During the day it has been sunny enough most days that someone (me) has to go and open it up as to take the internal temp down to a reasonable temp. But then with the last 2-4 hours of sunlight left someone (aka the son) needs to go and close it up. Well the Monday night i sent him out and reminded him that i had pulled the window and he needed to close it. Well he didn’t. Tuesday in the early hours it frosted and killed almost everything in the greenhouse. So i got to take a few hours and do some tearing the old plants out. So much waste because a window didn’t get closed. I should have checked on it myself i guess. Live and learn. That said as i was cleaning out the aquaponics flood and drain bed i noticed that some of the cold hearty lettuces are coming in. Maybe there will be something growing in to eat the fish shit so they don’t all die to ammonia bloom… Woot?
Okay looks like a worth wild post. Now i need to go do some more cleaning in the green house, it was really packed and there is a lot to remove before i can work on more recovery. Then i need to hit the stores. I need to get some not jeans for my interview and with the cold some of the hose in the aquaponics got brittle and broke when i was cleaning so i need to fix that up too. Also gives me a window to make some layout changes… Maybe get that other bed setup…