With a crude pipeline control center full of controllers, I came in all week to downtown Houston to make sure that we stayed full uptime to respond in case of emergency. Couldn't stay in the hotel where we staged controllers because wife a 2 tiny kids at home needed lots of help too. 12 year old 2wd silverado for the win! Didn't see all the Diesel F250 platinum 4x4 Fx4 crew cab guys trekking through to the office like in the commercials haha!
Total failure to plan for the impacts here regarding food for a crew of mandatory employees. I asked about the food plan, and was told "tell the crew at the hotel to bring food, and their P-Cards" which was heinous, because 1/2 were at the hotel with no Functional Kitchen, and the other half were sleeping to come in on nights. Add up that everywhere they could have eaten downtown was out of water, power or both, and the snack bar at the Holiday Inn empties really quick . So guess who was the only manager who came in all week bringing pizza from where it could be found, Baking Lasagnas at home when we had heat, etc. and made round trips across the I45 feeder road tundra so that they could eat? This guy lol...push a couple orange barriers out of the way, and pretend it's MSRC in the rain. Piece of Cake 😉...which my boss basically said "let them eat" 😣
Between working with Facilities all week, juggling trashcans to catch the water raining from floors above, to chef boyardee-ing the shit out of some improvised italian food, and wearing a metallica tshirt to work because F-it, no one but us is here anyway - AWESOME ADVENTURE! I'm rocking a full on pushbroom stand alone next week because I feel like I could fight a bear and win right now. Or take a huge nap.