I was recently assigned to a project to put in a new plant maintenance system at the El Dorado Solar Power Plant in Nevada (40 miles south of Las Vegas). I forgot the year, but at one point in time, this plant was co-owned by SDG&E (San Diego Gas & Electric - where I work) and Reliant Energy (from Houston!).
Earlier this week, I spent a day with the planners and operators to test the new system.
It was interesting to see how others do their job. This guy is a planner who schedules maintenance jobs. He was one of the guys we tested with.
I couldn't get a good shot of the solar panels....so here's a picture from the web (not my picture) to give you an idea of how many solar panels were at this plant. As you can see, I was in the middle of the desert (115 degrees that day!)
Glimpse of the Vegas strip from my dirty airplane window:
some sweet moments of my Nic....
He breaks out singing in the car. I don't know this song, but here are the words (I think cause it was hard to make out what he was saying). The song sounds morbid, about dying in a car accident!
When the light shine on me...
I'm waiting for you on the street...on the street,
Nobody is coming to help me,
When I get in a car crash,
I just love you, love you
in the heart, I just love you,
Nobody in my heart, so I pick you, you're the best girl
You're the best girl,
You're the best Mom in the whole world (I think he improvised here)
You're the best Mom in the whole world!
His favorite commercial:
He took an assessment test to see which Kindergarten teacher he will have.
I can NOT stand the girl on the bachelorette, but P and I watch every Monday night to see how annoying she can be (Bentley, Bentley, Bentley).
Once JP proposed to Ashley,
P: "great...now they are going to have sex all day"
Me: "what does sex mean?"
P: "when married people kiss"
While watching the finale, I see P logging into ABC.com.
P: I can't find the 'Apply' button.
Frankie (bird heaven)