Greeting good people.
Having had a few weeks to settle in after the closure of my Divinity School internship experience in Southern Maryland, I have finally had the chance to 1) create a new blog to reflect my coming time here at home in Northeast Ohio; and 2) get things in order (from jobs to relaxing to projects galore).
In terms of the temporary job mentioned in the title here, I am working for a few weeks to fill in for the shipping guy at a printing auction house where I have previously worked to fill in temporarily – they know me and trust me, and need the help; and I could definitely use a little bit more money to offer as paltry tribute towards loan payments so the government doesn’t come and kill me in my sleep!
So here I am, surrounded by printing (in this case, typically pre-laser, actual press equipment) gear of large sizes and en masse:
… and, well, still large but comparatively smaller than an 18,000 lb machine which folders 175 sheets per minute, these typesets made out of lead:
Very fascinating to be involved in the world of commercial shipping and industrial printing and paper equipment.
Separately, I have been working on several projects around my parents’ house and yard – from repairing one shed and possibly building a carport for three vehicles, to using passive and natural methods of dehumidifying the notoriously humid basement, and so forth (more on these as they develop); and then my car – from learning to MIG weld and fixing the two holes I discovered in the underbody, to running electric lines for rear fog lights, to getting the engine internals cleaner than most whistles.
I specifically aim to get a salaried job only starting in the second half of October, to facilitate time for the projects above, and to simply get some time to rest and relax after an 8 year marathon across 2 continents, a dual major bachelor degree, and 2 separate master degrees.