Acting like I know what I am doing
Deisy pulling nails
The boss making it look easy
During this season it is very apparent how the sand dunes were created. It also is very apparent how much dirt exists with as much dust the wind blows around. However, typical Deisy and I, we do not let it stop us. We had a short week that consisted of long days.
Monday was consumed with our driving test–which we both passed. That was after I shook-up the officer’s red bull crossing the railroad tracks and almost passed the turn to the office…but GOOD NEWS, he still passed me! We also got to meet our other stomping grounds for this summer. It goes by the name of McIntire Simson. We were able to assist in taking down barbwire fences that were damaged by last year’s fire. After a few pokes and many splinters, I finally got the hang of it. When I got back to the office I realized I was wearing a new brand of makeup called dirt. It goes on thick and comes off mostly black. A shower was most definitely necessary.
Tuesday was a whole different adventure. Deisy and I had the experience to introduce ourselves a second time to a manager by the name of Paul, however, this time it was about the configurations of a proposal that is in the works. It was a sticky situation, however, it all went smoothly and great to hear a different point of view, as well as the necessary aspects for things to go as planned. We also had the opportunity to head back into the field of Blanca Wetlands to become familiar with our future territory as well as to scope out shorebirds. It was well worth it too because we saw American Avocets in the scope as well as a porcupine in a tree. Given that our days were 8-5, that accomplished my to-do list and capable hours.
Wednesday was a sit-down-kind-of-day. We got to be part of a Valley Staff meeting that took place in Monte Vista, Colorado. This opportunity introduced us to even more faces that make up our natural resource offices, and we also got to listen to an amazing senior from Monte Vista High School present on the Yellow Flycatcher. This week has been another memory accounted for, another adventure to tell, and most of all an experience well worth it. I must say my favorite part was taking apart the fences because it took me back to my kid days spent in the field with my brother and papa. It is times as such that remind me that the career path that I have chosen is most definitely fitting.
Our porcupine friend