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National City, CA
 
 

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It Has Been A Rough Year

I am adding this additional chapter to my introduction, because after I initially wrote the introduction, it was very difficult to come back to it and try to make sense of all that I have experienced through the various stages of my life and the trials that I have endured or overcome.  I wish ...


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The Birth of Charles Leonard Wiggins

The story has already been written for awhile on my blog "From the heart of Praise, Prayer and Perseverance. 0; Here is a link to that posting, Below are the pictures of the blessed event.   http://fromthehea rt-dotwigg.blogsp ot.com/2008/03/an other-2-prayer-re quest-answered.ht ml


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Oh the many travels...

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Road Whore
(I think this is a better title than Guy Friends. Also, I decided to change my friend's name to Troy. I know you don't mind, Troy. Nothing to hide. Besides I didn't want to confuse people about my coworker who's name is Tony.) I ...
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01/01/1991
12/31/1998
Oh, Larry
I sat at Larry’s control point every day after that initial visit. We were on nightshift so he wasn’t too busy. I would get my work done in an hour and spend the rest of the night there talking with him. I wish I could remember ...
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01/01/1997
12/31/1997
His only letter to me
Charissa, I'm sorry that I didn't make for a good fare-well. I'm so very screwed up that I don't have a clue as to how to express myself. I feel so very ugly all the time (except whenever you were there). I have always ...
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01/01/1997
12/31/1997
The Knife
I asked him several times to meet me after work at the local hang-out bar. From his reaction I didn’t think he would show. For the last few weeks I was on cloud nine. Every hour, every minute, every second I savored because I ...
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12/31/1997
I hate you
I hate you. I hate the fact that you make everything ok. I hate it when you understand how I feel and don't have to put it into words. I hate how smart you are. How you have changed your world and are a better person for it. ...
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01/01/1991
12/31/1998
Part 1: Me in a Nutshell
The youngest of four, two brothers and one sister. Grew up as a small child in CA, moved to Red Wing (small town, famous for Red Wing boots), MN when I was in 4th grade. Reason for move was my mother left my father and was getting ...
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11/17/1971
05/01/1991
Part 2: Apprentice Health Physics Technician
As you may have guessed, I got the job! Boy was I in for a surprise! Here I am, 19, fresh out of high school with no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I was so green behind the ears! (jargon for naïve and stupid) But ...
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05/01/1991
04/30/1992
My first outage
This is the first picture taken of me inside the airlock going into containment at Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant in MN.  They were a little more lenient with taking pictures back then.  I was pretending to control ...
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01/01/1991
01/01/1992
You have that glow about you...
Here is a picture of an activated (or should I say irradiated?)uranium fuel bundle (which could hold anywhere from 60-80 fuel rods).  There could be approximately 174 bundles in a reactor core.  It all depends on the size ...
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01/01/1991
12/31/1998
Better Pictures!!!!!
These pictures were given to me by a friend recently.  These are much better than the ones I posted before.  You can see the fractal design that I was talking about in one of them.Thanks for the pictures, dear friend!  ...
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01/01/1991
12/31/1998
I AM WOMAN!
I’m back! On shift. Can you believe it? When will it ever end? It’s all good. Never you mind. I was on dayshift for a while. 4 -10’s. Monday through Thursday. Isn’t that the perfect schedule? Sweet. That’s why you haven’t ...
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12/31/2010
The Line of Fire
Stay n Play or Load n Go “I’m here to see if I’ll survive Fire Brigade” says Brad as he catches Lucy in the parking lot going into the training building. “Pool on Tuesdays, Bowling on Wednesdays, and this on Thursdays…that’s ...
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02/04/2010
Get out of my face!
2-6-10 Just another day. He made dinner, which I always thank him for and then I clean up. Kids were put to bed. Oh. My. God. I can’t remember why he was mad at me. It was only 2 days ago. Help. He was angry for a while ...
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Spent Fuel Pool Clean Up Project
The Time: Early morning after our daily 0700 briefing when we discussed the scheduled activities for the day. Four months into it, at the tail end of the project, completion is just a day away. The Place: Top floor of the ...
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04/28/2010
Boom Boom Out Go The Lights
I haven’t watched football in decades. I used to hang out with my girlfriends at the bar and I really got into it. Two decades and two kids later…well, who has time and really, who cares? The old guys at work talk every day ...
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12/31/2011
Loaner HP's
Tony is a loaner HP like me. The two of us have been loaned out to our Radiological Planning Department for planning the upcoming outage work. Yes, it’s that time again. We have an outage every two years for refueling and maintenance. ...
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02/24/2011
Muckity Mucks
The Senior Site ALARA Committee (SSAC) is a quorum of higher ups. These people are from various departments like Operations, Maintenance, Radiation Protection, Chemistry, Safety, and then there’s the Plant General Manager, maybe ...
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02/17/2011
02/17/2011
A Good Night
Yay! It was a good night! I forgot we were going to a business dinner at a very nice restaurant. It was for my husband’s work. These were mostly management type. I was worried because the kids have been sick and I didn’t think ...
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A Smoke Filled Room
I have a 3 inch bruise on my right arm and another on the other side of that arm. One on the backside of my right leg and two on my right thigh. My right shoulder and neck is tight and sore. I walk like an old woman. Slow and ...
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03/10/2011
03/10/2011
Japan
I’ve been quiet, haven’t I? Are you wondering what my take is on Japan? Much to say but first let me say that my thoughts and prayers are with the people who have lost their lives, loved ones, homes, etc. They are constantly ...
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