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With the hiring freeze lifted you should be able to find a new job on USAJOBS.gov pretty quick, now. Today, I was officially offered my new job in Denver, Colorado. Keep your head up and don't let the job get you down. We have a saying in the AF - "The worst assignment is the one you are at and the best is the one you just left". Of course, the Army has one too - "Embrace the suck".
Thanks and congratulations! I just keep trying. It will work out eventually.


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I got promoted. Woo. More money and I now have free housing. I was able to negotiate a room change with a new roomate who's clean and not going to steal my stuff for drugs. So I might be able to stick this out a bit longer. I haven't decided what my first big adventure will be. I need to fix some over heating issues with the rig before I take her too far out.

I also just picked up a Nikon d3400. So I'm getting ready to take my photos to the next level.

sometimes it gets windy.



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I was just out there for work last week. If you noticed a helicopter on Thursday flying around Stovepipe that was us. We had to hike in and the equipment was flown in. Just south of the dunes at a small microwave radio site.


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I was just out there for work last week. If you noticed a helicopter on Thursday flying around Stovepipe that was us. We had to hike in and the equipment was flown in. Just south of the dunes at a small microwave radio site.


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That sounds pretty cool. If I remember right it was windy but not as hot that day. I was hiking up in the mountains and it was freezing and windy!


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Also checked out more places inside the park. The popular spots.
salt creek
badwater basin
Its hard to see but on there is a little white sign up on that wall that marks sea level. Badwater basin is the lowest point in North America.
devils golf course


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Also I have decided to leave Death Valley in August. So I'm sure I will plan a roadtrip. Next adventure. Moving to Englewood Florida.
Not as exciting but plenty of fishing.

Hopefully I can cross off all my Death Valley adventures by August. It's getting really hot here so i have to adjust my list. No more long hikes.


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Work has been thought this week. Working outside in this heat drains your soul. Even when I'm inside for a little going in and out of that kind of heat wears you out!

I'm not sure why I thought it be fun to work in the hottest place on earth.

The record is 134 degrees. That was in 1913
With how things are going this week I wouldn't be surprised if we get there this summer.

I think I will plan my weekend in the mountains.
 

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I understand your pain brother. Luckily when I work out there it's only for a few days at a time. I have been there when the temp was just a few degrees from the record. I was working at Cow Creek. Not good. Also the monsoon can bring flooding.


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Starting to think out my move back to Florida. The plan is to buy and install a hitch so I can rent a uhaul trailer and move all my stuff to Florida. I've had a storage into in Utah for a while and it really does me no good 2500 miles away. I'm also getting tired of moving around so much without a home base. So I think its time I get one and not have to live half packed all the time.

Once I get to Florida I'll have a year to figure out my next part of the plan.

Also here are more pictures



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