Monday, December 6, 2010

Leaf-Herder in Training


Busy busy busy…

I’ve been overly occupied with tying-up old loose ends and setting up new pins…
A few weeks ago I was surprised with an request to apply for a local job opening. It was an opportunity to do something I’ve always dreamed of getting to do… work as a grounds keeper and gardener for an Ivy League campus, one of the most beautiful in North America to boot, the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.

 Score!

Now it looks like I’ll be holding a very high powered leaf blower for the next few months while I get to know the campus and it's big o’l soda kiln. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge… Anyone see where this is going?

11 comments:

TropiClay Studio said...

Congrats on getting the local opening! They're not easy to come by these days. Drop me an email and let me know how things have been. I've missed your entries!

ang said...

oh yeh!!! have fun..

cookingwithgas said...

Good deal and there is nothing like some steady money coming in.
And a soda kiln- where will this take your work!

Dan Finnegan said...

I detest leaf blowers...a scourge upon the earth!

Ron said...

Right on! Sounds like a good gig.

Anonymous said...

So glad to see your post; I was beginning to worry. Your blog is on my list of of sites I check daily. Sounds like a great gig - good luck - naomi

jim said...

hi joel, was wondering where you were... like to see that soda kiln. i'm wondering if you can audit classes or anything

Linda Fahey said...

NICE! Don't leaf us....he he he.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful opportunity... something that I would love, were I younger and on the west coast... Missed your posts...

FetishGhost said...

I'm 100% with Dan... but I'm reluctant to admit that they are coming in really helpful managing a few hundred cubic yards of leaves every few days. The amount of work being put in everyday to keep-up with 260 acres is amazing... a big fat slice of heaven.

bfree clay said...

one time being forced to do community service.. i had to do the landscaping for the courthouse where i grew up. it involved a leaf blower. I too detest them... but every man for himself. have fun!