Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Week three and counting...
The two little domes on the right belong to Salem Nuclear. Each dome is a unit. I worked on unit one this past Spring. Now Masterchief and I are working inside the little dome on the left.....Hope Creek Nuclear. This picture must have been taken during an outage because there is no steam billowing from the tower. When you see steam, the utility is making money. When you don't, I am making money!! : )
Masterchief is working on the refueling floor which is located in the very top of the dome. I am working in the dry well which is about 100 feet below him. Sometimes I will go up there to see how things are going but it's not a place I want (nor am permitted to) go roaming around. Very high contamination levels up there!!!
The outage is projected to last about another 10 days if all goes according to plan, and sometimes it just doesn't in this business. My first grandchild is due on November 11th. Timing is EVERYTHING.
Thanks to all of you who have left encouraging words in your comments. I have only been able to check out a couple blogs tonight. I haven't turned the computer on in a couple days. We were "early in" today so that meant we were allowed to leave at 6pm instead of 7. We worked our twelve hours though because we started at 5:45am. Sometimes just one hour makes all the difference.
We both are very tired and are headed to bed. I like to be sound asleep by 8:30pm.
Please know I think about all of you during my work day.