Been busy with my internship at CRRC MA, the company supplying the new subway cars for the MBTA's orange and red lines. I'm working on content for the Illustrated Parts Catalog, and am having to build some simple models from scratch due to difficulty getting the good ones over from China. Interpreting improperly dimensioned schematics can be frustrating to say the least. My boss, who is the only one in the engineering department with any real experience with trains (having worked some 24 odd years for Kinko Sharyo), says there is a good chance of my position becoming permanent if I do good work. I am excited and somewhat wary as my background is in civil engineering, which I like a lot - but I've also always wanted to train design and I am informed that the company plan is to eventually develop our group to focus on research and development, as well as try to tap into the light rail market - which is my area of particular interest as of present.
I'm also busy with my online Railway Signals and Controls class from the University of Illinois RailTech program, which is really interesting. I hope to go for an online master's eventually. I leave the house at 6:30 am, get at work around 8 and get home a little before 7.
I guess if I'm busy I don't have as much time for worries and dysfunction.
I am also enjoying warhammer 40k somewhat ironically, so there is that too.