I did a thing.

I actually do function at work.

As I’ve said previously, working has probably been the only thing that’s saved my life over the years and has made my life bearable. And I don’t just mean at St. Paul’s.

I’ve always had after school jobs, or weekend jobs pretty well since I was 10 and living on Canadian Forces Base Griesbach. Richard and Sue would pretty well kick my brother and I out of the house from the time we got home after school until bedtime. I’m not sure where my brother ever buggered off to, but I’d usually head off base to the local malls.

Cleaned pet cages, cleaned pizza pans, cleaned kitchens. The money wasn’t much. But it was just being around adults who didn’t treat me like Richard and Sue did that made the difference.


I spent some time working in the pharmacy today. Finally getting the alarm monitoring system installed after much delay.

This is the first monitor. There will be twelve others. They all network together on an RS-485 bus.

Nothing too fancy, but it will allow for logging of the temperatures and generating alarm messages if coolers start to get out of range.

Me working on a pneumatic relay.

This was me servicing a pneumatic relay for a steam valve.

I’ll probably post more things from work.

Nothing too fancy as it’s a hospital and I can’t take pictures of patients, or anything that could identify a patient. And as a rule I tend to avoid taking pictures of other employees. Much easier to not hurt feelings that way. But there are a ton of fans and pumps and heat exchangers and compressors and all sorts of other things that might look interesting.

A panorama view of a smokey Vancouver.
Opened the side of the building to insert the new 3-Tesla MRI Machine
Sometimes the dietary elevator stops on three.
You have to get out here as the elevator won’t start up again.
On the other side of the door is the ICU unit.
Remember our summer?
39.6C on the roof of St. Paul’s with a humidity level of 19.4%

Author: bobbiebees

I started out life as a military dependant. Got to see the country from one side to the other, at a cost. Tattoos and peircings are a hobby of mine. I'm a 4th Class Power Engineer. And I love filing ATIP requests with the Federal Government.

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