Saku got off his leash on monday. It was terrifying. He backed out of his collar, and bolted. I've only ever heard of Malamutes doing this. He ran one other time, but this time he REALLY ran. I had to chase after him in this heat and all my energy was gone in about 100 feet. A combination of my meds + the heat just pushed my system into overload. I ran when I could, and stumbled when I couldn't and then ran some more when my energy came back. Took about 3 miles and about an hour and fifteen minutes to run after him and then walk back. I only caught up when he turned around and walked back to me. I had lost sight of him for a while, people at intersections were shouting at me that he went this way, or he went that way. He went up a 30 mph street to a busy intersection and made a left onto a 45 mph four lane road, then down it. For a while I was worried that people would find me passed out on the side of the road with a leash in my hand, but on the way back I was worried they'd find me with Saku .. my heart actually hurt it was beating so hard. My clothes looked like I took a dive into a swimming pool, completely drenched and actually heavy when I took them off to put dry clothes on.
For those who don't know, I quit my job back on July 4th. That was my independance day. I was hating my job enough that I didn't care about the pay and it was impacting my personal life to such a severe degree that when push came to shove, I handed them my two weeks notice and said see ya. Now I'm doing a career change, which seems to be something I do fairly well about every 3-4 years. If all goes well I start on the 14th at the best mustang speed shop on the east coast. I'll be turning wrenches again, but this time it won't be repair, it will be modifications, fabrication, tuning, operating the dyno. It'll be hard work, the shop isn't air conditioned. But I'll survive, doing what I love ... doing what I do best.
It's not been entirely fun and games being unemployed, but I've been getting a lot done around the house. I built a workbench in the basement, and just got a 3'x6'x 1/4" giant solid plate of steel to put on it's surface. It weighs 182 lbs and is quite awesome, solid as concrete.
That's all for now..