Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Not living as large as I'd hoped...

Well, I know, I know. I promised content. And, as it says in the Scripture: "They cry "Content! Content!" and there is no content."
I can't plead anything but sloth.

Turns out that my easy pile-nanny days are turning into 12- and 14-hour pile nanny days. AND I have no internet at the place where I'm staying, so I have to work from the job trailer and, not surprisingly, I REALLY don't want to hang around the job trailer.

This has sucked in a lot of ways. It's sucked because I've had to miss my beloved Timbers and Thorns. It sucked because I can't chat with my loves back in Portland, or send and receive pictures other than through my tiny phone.
I've got an early afternoon off today - we had some trouble here at the jobsite - but, again, I don't want to hang around the job trailer. So I'm slamming this out and heading off to the Price Chopper for half-and-half and bagels. Here's some pretty waterfall pictures, though.

Oh, and these.
These are Devonian fossils from the outcrop described in this post; it's right outside the little town of Schoharie, the seat of Schoharie County, and I've since spent a couple of pleasant afternoons picking through the gray sandstone and shaley "grit" to find the valves of Gypidula and Spirifer and Atrypa and an occasional gastropod, long-vanished denizens of the Devonian seas.
I really will try and post something more substantive if I can get the damn internet back this weekend.


Nimble said...

Finding fossils is an excellent use of time. My husband is from the Shoal Creek neighborhood in Austin. Every time we visit there he wants to go scout for fossils in the creek. We live in Kansas now and there's plenty of limestone around but the fossil shells in our area are all very teeny.

FDChief said...

I've spent several pleasant hours picking through the Schoharie outcrop and have been rewarded with some very pretty brachiopods, crinoid bits, and a gastropod (still searching for the species on that one). I had hopes of finding some trilobite fragments but so far no joy.

Some of the brachs are, indeed, very small; sedimentation, including Devonian sedimentation, is no respecter of youth or innocence, age or wisdom.

Talyssa said...

I thought the fossils were awesome and I've always admired how consistent you are with posting on your blog. It's something I really struggle with. Even though blogging, writing and being creative is a passion of mine, for some reason I always prioritise my job first - even though my job is not my dream. I give so much to my job that I end up being too tired to have anything left for my blog.