Was such an awesome day! I volunteered to fix Veteran's computers. My friend at school, Cristy, volunteers at the local VFW, and put together this thing where we will tune up your PC for a $30 donation. Well including her, there was only 2 of us who showed up! So overwhelmed, but so loved it. I was rocking!
Listening to the older guys (which, none hit on me #refreshing! Although the older ladies did flirt :p) was so cool. Explaining to people what they needed to do to keep their machines up to date today, awesome. I just loved the whole day. I stayed late after Jessie left, and I'm so glad he stayed as long as he did. So picked his brain on a few things!
The most humbling part was when I pulled in to the parking lot, I kinda wanted to stay home and sleep, but when I pulled up, I saw a vet missing a leg, and my whole attitude changed! I was now gung ho, let's do this! I learned so much today, I got to practice all I learned in school, and meet so many interesting people. They kept calling themselves old! ha! It was just a Beautiful day. I'm so thankful Cristy asked me to be a part of it, and trusted me that I could actually work on these machines.
I tweeted earlier that I felt like somebody, and my "pervy ladies" said I always was (love them), but today, I actually felt like I was. I've never had a title, or been referred to as anything. Today, I was a tech guy. Not to sound vain, but I kinda swelled with pride when someone asked me if I was one "of the technicians". I got to say yes, yes I am. Y'all don't really know where I come from, but for a rez kid from South Dakota, that's a pretty big thing. :)
I'm actually really good at this tech stuff, I get it. I'm good at the customer service part too, it was difficult at first not using "jargon", but I got it down to where I could explain things to people so they understood. I had a former Commander of the VFW computer to work on. It was such an honor for me. He was so patient.
I b*tch about school a lot! I b*tch about a lot of stuff, but today I heard war stories that makes me into nothing but a b*tch! I am so blessed. Everything happens for a reason, and I am so grateful for today. ;) peace