Yesterday was the first day of the supervisor's rotation. Everybody above Sergeant (except the Major, of course) rotates shifts and assignments every year.
So now I'm going to have to come up with a whole new slew of nicknames. Pfui.
We kept Captain Jabba (meh), and picked up Captain Calamity Jane (or just CJ for short). She's hardcore and no nonsense and I could see her packing a pair of pistols on her hip. Tough as nails and she's like Texas toilet paper. Doesn't take snit off of anybody. But I do like her, don't get me wrong. She's one of my favorite Captains.
We also picked up Lt's Strong, Chipmunk, Baby Boy, Fidel and Rodeo. A couple of those nicknames are probationary. We'll see if they grow into them.
They are all pretty much new to evening shift as none of them have been here in quite some time. So we are all wandering around trying to get a feel for how this is going to work. Heck, tonight was the first time I can ever recall having two lieutenants and a captain show up at the chow hall during main line. It was odd and it threw everybody off.
It will take a couple of weeks for us all to settle into the new routine with the new supervisors. Hopefully it won't be a painful transition. You just never know.
I'm afraid I may have gotten Vinnie mad at me this evening. There was an inmate out at one of the hospitals up in The City. About sixty miles away. When there's one out like that we always have to have two CO's there at all times. Sausage used to go on all of those out-counts to rack up the over time.
But that was when he was a utility officer. Once you get assigned a post you aren't supposed to go on those anymore. I had been sent out to B-yard and Vinnie called me and said "You and me are going on out-count to The City." So I went out and told Sgt Uncle T. He looked at Sausage and said "Didn't you want to go?" When Sausage nodded, he sent him in my place.
So now Vinnie got to spend eight or twelve hours in a hospital room with Sausage instead of me. I suspect he's going to be a little irritated with me.
Vinnie, I didn't bail on you on purpose, I promise!
So! On to bigger and better things. Today of course, was Valentines Day. A really odd holiday as nobody is really sure if this St. Valentine ever really existed or what it was he was supposed to have done to become a saint. He just kind of showed up in the churches rosters of martyred saints somewhere between 400 and 800 a.d.
Today was also my 24th wedding anniversary. Poor Ms. Rev has been putting up with my nonsense for half of her life. Take pity on the poor woman.
And today was also Ferris Wheel Day and National Heart to Heart Day.
Tomorrow is National Gum Drop Day. I'll bet dentists all over the country are seeing dollar signs in their sleep right now.
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