Some days I sit at my computer and do research, write reports, design systems... Those days I can listen to music, have streaming TV up on one of the monitors, chime in on this forum. Good stuff that pays well.
Then there are other days that are like today. I am in the basement of an oceanfront mansion in Kona sweating my ass off. I am replacing the port seals on five RO pressure vessels and installing new membrane elements in each of the five vessels. Normally this would be pretty straight forward, but these are 4 inch pressure vessels, so it is really tight trying to fit my bigass hands in there to install the new port seals. My hands are sore and cramping from the tight work. All 11 seals have been replaced, so I'm taking a break. Next up is installing the new membrane elements.
This work does not pay as well as the in front of the computer stuff, but it is a necessay job. I get paid to operate and maintain this RO system. The operations part is a cakewalk. The maintenace part can be a bee itch sometimes.
The RO system provides irrigation water for the mansion grounds and makeup water for the swimming pools. The water comes from a brackish well.
I am certain you all know who owns this home, but I cannot say who it is. I have a nondisclosure agreement in the O & M contract.
Breaktime is over. Time to head back to the sweltering basement. It is oceanfront, but the basement may as well be in the Mojave for all i can see from down there.