Dog Rescue Has Happy Ending

This is a story I found on Union Pacific’s Employee site:
September 19, 2008 | 12:53 p.m. CDT

Locomotive Engineer Richard Carman, Jr., was running his 110-car train through Little Rock, Ark., when he observed a small dog between the rails. He appeared to be caught in a switch.

Carman contacted railroad police, advising his train had passed over the dog. Special Agent Richard Carman, Sr., who happens to be the engineer’s father, responded and found the pup still between the rails, visibly shaken but uninjured. He contacted a dispatcher to stop an approaching train until the pup could be rescued.

The dog was taken to the Little Rock Humane Society, where policy dictated that if not adopted over a period of time, he would be euthanized.

After several days, Carman visited the Little Rock Humane Society. Finding the dog still available, he adopted him. His name is “Switch.”

San Diego – Day 2.5

Last night we headed to the beach and spent some lovely time just walking the coastline and watching the sun set. We then stopped at In ‘n’ Out. My burger had a funny taste — I don’t know if it was the special sauce or the onions, but I didn’t like it. And then they messed up my order and gave me a vanilla shake instead of a chocolate one. So, I wasn’t impressed.

I didn’t pack enough T-shirts. I assumed that I would wear my business-casual attire in the evening, but that didn’t happen last night. Oh well.

Christi didn’t want me uploading any pics from her camera, so no cute picture of us at the beach. 🙁

I hope the kids survived spending time with my mom this morning. I hope Sandy is surviving, too.

I’ve been missing Joel a little on the trip, ut all in all I haven’t missed home too much. I think having Christi here helps that.

Class is going at neck-break speed, but that’s fine by me. I know most of the stuff already, so it’s easy to pick up on the things I didn’t.

I don’t know what else to write. I feel a little bored. A little sad. And not at all hungry, even though it’s lunch time.



  • got lost on his way to class today. Not really, I blame construction since I saw no signs for my exit. I’m glad I left 15 minutes early!
  • ‘s class is 1/2 men 1/2 women, which surprised him.
  • is privy to free pop and snacks in the kitchen at the learning center. Too bad he brought his own Dr. Pepper.
  • ‘s “neighbor” was on Facebook.
  • is able to log into work and home from his class. Probably not a good idea since it might distract him.
  • feels sorry for Christi who doesn’t have a car to go travel anywhere today.
  • liked his bed last night. It was nice and soft.
  • felt like a giant in the shower this morning. Everything was really low!
  • ‘s wife brought him a good breakfast this morning. No donuts, but chocolate chocolate-chip muffin was good!
  • thought traffic was worse than he expected for being after 8 o’clock. Does the work day start at 9 here?
  • is upset with the crappy projector and mice with balls on the bottom (not optical) in his classroom.
  • likes his instructor’s penmanship
  • sees there’s someone here for the State of Nebraska. And IHOP.
  • had a really rough check-in at the airport. I had like 5 bins worth of crap. My laptop, my laptop case, my belt, my CPAP machine, my CPAP machine case, and my coat.