WelcomeFriday, December 2nd, 2022
reflexive reaction of my children at this point any time the austin skyline is in our field of vision. guess i might have a little problem...
My wife hates it when we go on road trips. I stop to look at brass disks we walk by or start counting under my breath as we walk.
@chris-mills here comes a new branch to this thread, mine too, was around 33, 34,… 100 feet the last time I truly paced anything, before my gait changed significantly. Now when well intentioned folks ask me why I am limping I say, “it is an old sex injury,…from college,…flared up again last night,…”
Yeah, I find myself counting occasionally. I think I'm both lucky and cursed in a way because 1 step for me is damn near right on 2.5 feet, so I simply count 5, 10, 15, 20... every time my left or right foot hits the ground. If I had an odd or inconvenient number I think I'd be less likely to count. 😆
1-2-3-10, 1-2-3-20, ...
36 steps to the hundred for me. I hurt my knee some years ago and was just dealing with it for quite some time. When I realized that my pacing had become consistently 38 to the hundred I knew it was time to seek professional help. 2 weeks after surgery it was back to 36 to the hundred again. You might say that I sent myself in for recalibration.
I can do exactly 5 feet for each step on one side if I'm paying attention. I find myself doing that a lot and I haven't surveyed in the field for years...
Had a call for a survey last evening where I started to brag. Shouldn't do that I suppose, but it both comforts the client and gives them the impression they may get a discount on the cost.
"Yes, i know right where you are talking about. Jean Allen (an old bachelor) lived there for years in that rock house. I should have good control anywhere in your section as I surveyed directly across the road in 2001 for Bob Smith. We just broke down the southeast quarter of your section earlier this Summer and found the center corner. Surveyed directly across the railroad tracks on your east side for Curly Johnson about 2005. Found the southwest corner bar about seven years ago when working on the job for your brother, Tom, in the section to the south to help me find the south line of the Showalter place when he and Dennis were needing to agree on replacing that half mile of fence."
I comment on native tree species when hiking with my family. I know quite a few in California where I live. We were on vacation in Wyoming this summer and my teenage son said, it's great hiking here as mom doesn't know the trees and can't point them out.
My first day at my first real surveying job, the LS had me pace out 50' next to a rag tape. Nineteen steps on flat ground. Guess the first thing I do with the new guy on his first day.