Friday, March 13, 2009
friday the 13th
I'm not particularly superstitious, but remember certain Friday the 13th incidents. In 1986 when I was working up in Red Earth Creek, it was bitterly cold (something like -50°C) and four people lost their lives. One man was run over by his truck while he was underneath trying to fix something, another man died by climbing up the derrick on his rig. Apparently the men wanted to stop work for the day because the cold made it dangerous, but their boss, the Driller, thought it was fine. Unfortunately he fell to his death trying to prove it. I can't recall how the other two perished, but believe it was related to the cold.
Here in Central Alberta it's 0°C and expected to get up to 7°C, which is like Spring for us. My only appointment has been rebooked for Monday so I'm not sure what I'm going to do today. I have a feeling much of it will be spent thinking about my next interview, what I'll be wearing and whether or not I should tan for a few minutes. Seriously, once you get to my age, you'll do anything to get an edge on your competition, lol.