Saturday, August 30, 2008

Aftermath!!


The Blood Bank has now moved to its new home, and I have to say, I'm really sad. I have been here 8 years and it is hard adjusting to our new home. Things started moving on Tuesday with the move of the Irradiator. This machine has a high radiation source and is encased in lead, weighing 4400 lbs!! (That's a Volvo, people!!) So, in order to move this we had to have the Irradiator guy to dismantle what he could, U of U security, ARUP security, Home land security (and any other sercurity person...), Corp. Safety officer of ARUP, Salt Lake City Police officer, Hospital Engineering, and Intermountain Rigging and Heavy Haul. There was around 20 people standing around, besides all the Blood Bankers that were there for the show, all there to watch this thing move down the hallway to its new home. It was entertaining to watch. The riggers used a fulcrum lever and jacks to lift it - side note: we were not aloud to touch it, so to watch this dumpy 170 lbs man try to lift up one of the sides of this monster was quite a sight, he was off the ground - and attach it to dollies, and Masonite to roll it and reinforce the floor. I wished I could eat popcorn in the lab it was so entertaining. Ah... it's the little things with me. Here is the aftermath. It felt that we were picking up after a tornado.

Here is our wall that the Irradiator used to sit at.
We decided to Graffiti it before we left, since it will get knocked down anyway. It all started with me drawing a fellow co-worker Heather on the wall, then I had to go to my boss and ask for forgiveness, it's okay, I drew here very cute...(ie: Kelly) I continued to draw everyone in smiley-face form and it turned out so cute!! Now no one wants to knock it down. They are going to feature it in our Lab Gab!


Here are some of my favorites! The likeness is uncanny! I'm in the middle somewhere.

5 comments:

Dave and Becka said...

I'm really glad they didn't drop the irradiater and kill everyone in the hospital. I just can't figure out how they got blood to people who needed it during the destruction of the lab.

Cani said...

...very carefully....

Kristina said...

Where is your new lab? I need to know in case I ever decide to stop by unannounced like I used to. :)

Cani said...

There are many paper signs directing you to the Blood Pick-up. Many....MANY... signs.

Dave and Becka said...

Isn't it right by where it use to be. Just on the other side of the hall.