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The 4th Week – time is now short

The 4th week is all but done and we are on short time now. There’s no two ways about it though the amount we learned in the 4th week paled in comparison to the first three. The refrigeration component was … Continue reading

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NAIT – Week 3 – broke in pieces.

Our daughter lost her phone and iPod at a Montreal Impact game. It would be stupid to think that the person who found them would turn them in to security or the lost and found, people just aren’t like that. … Continue reading

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NAIT POWC 316 Steam Lab – week 2

Week two is done. Week two was midterms. Drawing the lab, learning to start up boilers, learning how to tear down valves it is an intense process. The class pushes the students hard and makes everyone uncomfortable, on edge, unsure … Continue reading

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NAIT week one done

It was relentless and hard. It is difficult to believe that I landed only a week ago. Right out of the gate Donna took me to Mark’s work warehouse where I dropped a couple of hundred dollars on work wear … Continue reading

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NAIT knows how

NAIT – Northern Alberta Institute of Technology – you would think that an organization with the word ‘technology’ in the name would put the correct date for a course ending on their website. Whoops. Today, after an email inquiry as … Continue reading

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Crisis? What crisis?

Oil has played a strange roll in my life and in the life of many people born between 1960 and 1965. A thin sliver of end days Baby Boomers and first year GenXers. Oil has been the bane of our … Continue reading

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In for a penny in for a pound – NAIT continues to be NAIT

Heading into the 4A final for Power Engineering I had a few questions so sent off an email, as we are told to do, to ask a few questions. Here is the exchange Me – Good afternoon, Studying hard for … Continue reading

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A passion for steam

Steam is a wonderful thing. It can be wet, it can be dry, it can power cities, break apart cast iron valves it is a very efficient way to transport and transfer energy. It is at the center of power … Continue reading

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Helter skelter

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One of the beauties of life is its unpredictability it is also a constant source of giggles. Last Saturday Katharine’s dog Bruno had a stroke. It was a completely unexpected thing and it made for some fun financial machinations as … Continue reading

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Break time

Part 4A1 of the Power Engineering course is mostly done. What is left is the final exam which needs to be organized between NAIT and a school here that will invigilate the exam. This week I am taking a break … Continue reading

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