The man my husband has been training apprenticing with went on vacation this past week. That means my husband got to bring home the high-railer. This is a high railer:
(That is not the railroad my husband works for)
It's a one tonne pickup truck that goes on railroad tracks. The one my husband has also has a big box on the back full of equipment, roars when it's started and beeps when it backs up. This is a manly truck. Needless to say, the first day he brought it home he had a goofy grin on his face.
It's nice not to have him doing unpredictable shiftwork. It's nice not to be scraping by in low income territory. But the best part of this new job has been Shannon not coming home empty of energy and interest.