Over these past couple of weeks since my last blog I have done quite a few things. In my first few weeks I have spent most of my time at the Extension Office planning for several events such as our annual County picnic, District 1 Horse Show, and several other smaller things. I was very honored to help with the District Horse Show. This was the first time I have even experienced one. My job was to get all the contests in order and into the correct class. It was very useful in the sense I got to work on my communication goals that I set. It was very important that I talked to each contestant and for them to understand me properly, so they understood what I asked of them. When it comes to my leadership goals they fell into this same category. I also spent one week at our local Electric company; it was very eye opening to say the least. In a world where we rely on electricity so much it was very interesting to see the systems they have in place. My first day Swisher Electric I was thrown into the fire and we went right to work. I was tasked to observe Oscar a 25+ years veteran there at Swisher Electric. We were tasked to go out to one of the local sub stations to remove old control panels and update them to a new more technological advance one. With this new board they were able to control and check on the sub stations readings from the office. The following day I went with Tim Vargas, he is in charge of new construction. While with him we talked to new customers about getting a service, lining up new jobs, marking sites and general observation. Over the last three days I was with the construction crew. We went to sites that were marked and completed the tasks at hand. We did serval things from replacing poles, moving lines and regular maintenance. I will be returning there towards the end of July and I’m looking forward to it. Overall, it was quite an eventful couple of weeks.
In this image I am driving in a ground rod for a new pole that was going up.