Monday, July 09, 2007

Trail riding

Had a great long weekend. We headed up to Sylvan Lake for some camping with some friends of ours. It's been a while since I had done any trail riding, and they've got some great trails in and around the campground. Nothing hard-core, as I had my almost 3 year old son and my friends 4 year old daughter in the trailer behind the bike, but I was amazed at how well the Chariot does on narrow little trials. I sure notice how different of a line you're forced to take when negotiating tight trails, around trees and rocks when you've got a trailer behind you. Had a blast, and so did the kids.

Today, I'm hating consultants! I've got to be careful here, as I don' t want to be completely unprofessional, but man are they are a pain in the ass sometimes. Sure they're like everything, there's good ones and bad ones. Sometimes they're incredibly useful, other times, just a waste of time and money. These ones are the ladder. I finished a project over 7 months ago, and while I was enjoying a Friday away from the office, they thought it would be a good idea to email me what they think is their latest punch list!!! I flew to site 6 months ago to have a "come to Jesus" meeting, in that we bring up every single deficiency and absolutely everything that the airport wants changed, and after that point, they are no longer able to bring up a single item. Apparently they forgot. Not a big deal, but it means I've got to spend about 4 hours putting together a document in response to theirs. Like I said, a complete waste of time and money. Errr!

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