Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Meet my little Workaholic

It's been a SHORT summer. The kids are almost expected back at school, and Tyler for one - IS NOT THRILLED about it. This boy is quickly moving up in the ladder at Cook Underground, Inc., as he works almost every day (doing MANUAL labor IN THE DIRT-I CAN'T STAND DIRT).

He works harder than any highschool kid, and makes alot less money - (but, don't worry, mom tells him to ask for a raise every month).

The best part is, he's gonna make someone a great husband someday. Not to mention - I'd like to steal his father for retirement at some point - so he's gonna have to take over the business, and let Dan and I travel the USA on our Harley.

I am very proud of the young man he has become. I can't believe he'll start 6th grade in a couple weeks!

3 comments:

Dan said...

WELL IT JUST SO HAPPENS THAT THIS PARTICULAR DAY TY SHOWED UP THE BOSS....FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT DON'T UNDERSTAND SPRINKLING I WILL TRY TO EXPLAIN IT AS SIMPLE AS POSSIBLE.THIS WEEK WE HAD THE HONOR OF HAVING T MAN WORK WITH US.WE WERE TRYING TO CLEAN A LINE THAT WAS SUCKING WATER FROM THE GRAND RIVER,YA YUCK....ANYWAY WE HAD ALREADY MADE THREE TRIPS TO THE HARDWARE STORE AND STILL HAD NO LUCK GETTING ALL WE NEEDED.AT THIS POINT UNCLE DAVE HAD TO LEAVE FOR A DOCTORS APPOINTMENT,BABY'S ALMOST HERE...:)SO T MAN WAS STUCK WITH JUST ME.FOR SOME REASON WE COULD NOT THE PUMP TO PRIME,TO ALL OF YOU ASKING THAT MEANS PUMP WATER TO THE SPRINKLER HEADS.AS I WAS GETTING FLUSTERED AND SOMEWHAT UPSET MY VERY WISE SON ASK ME IF THE CHECK VALVE COULD POSSIBLE BE INSTALLED BACKWARDS.THIS IS THE DEVICE THAT STOPS THE WATER FROM GOING BACK OUT INTO THE RIVER,IF INSTALLED BACKWARDS IT STOPS WATER FROM COMING INTO THE PUMP AND OUT TO THE SPRINKLERS.GET WHERE WERE GOING WITH THIS???? WELL AFTER ABOUT AN HOUR OF TELLING TY THE FRICKEN VALVE WAS NOT BACKWARDS I FINALLY FIGURED OK ILL CHECK THE CHECK VALVE AND THEN HE WILL BE SILENT...AS I WALKED CHEST DEEP INTO THE NASTY GRAND AND REACHED TO PICK UP THE LINE,IT DID NOT TAKE LONG TO NOTICE THAT THE ARROW ON THE VALVE WAS POINTING THE WRONG DIRECTION.SO I DID WHAT EVERY STAND UP FATHER WOULD DO AND TOLD MY SON THAT IT INDEED WAS INSTALLED THE RIGHT WAY!J/K I TOLD HIM IT WAS WRONG AND THAT I SHOULD HAVE LISTENED TO HIM THE FIRST TIME.FOR ALL OF YOU FATHERS OUT THERE WHO HAVE CHILDREN I ASK THAT YOU TAKE THE TIME TO LISTEN TO YOUR KIDS.THEY DO AT TIMES HAVE SOME GREAT ADVICE.THANKS T MAN FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK FOR COOK UNDERGROUND INC. YOU ARE BECOMING A VERY IMPORTANT PART OF THE BUSINESS.I AM SO PROUD OF YOU.

Grandma KIM said...

Ty.....you're not just "becoming a very important part of the business" but it sounds like yesterday you WERE a very imprtant part of the business!!!! I mean, hey......your dad could have gone on for HOURS trying different parts, running to the store, yelling or worse yet, saying some not so nice words, but instead, he listened to YOUR ADVICE!! (Cool dad too) I think today is the day to ask for another raise!!! (I mean, how could he turn you down with all of these hundreds of people reading this???)
Love you kid and I'm proud of you!!!! GK

Aunt Juge said...

You've taught him well DAN! Maybe a little TOO well!! ;) Give the kid a RAISE!!!!! A BIG ONE !!!!!! He definitly DESRVES it after THIS story!!!!! He thought of something WAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY before the BOSS would have even thought of it....that is ...IF the boss would have even thought of that???!?!?

Tyler Wayne Cook.....you're one in a TRILLION kid!!!!!!!!!!! I'm very very proud of you!!! Don't ever let your dad forget, YOU know more than HIM when it comes to HIS job and problem solving!!!! ;)

EVEYONE who thinks Ty desrves a raise????......COMMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!

also....it has to be a SUBSTANTIAL raise.......not just pennies or cents....he deserves $'s !!!!