New ADA compliant ramps being constructed...
gives freedom to those who need this little bit of assistance.
Framing the walk and making sure it will be level.
Pouring early in the morning!
Try walking through that all day long...
Making it nice and smooth...
Here they come--ready to pave!
See the flames? That's HOT!
Do you see the clouds of fumes, stench, and heat?
Just some the crew following behind the heat and the stink...
But have a sense of humor and are good natured!
I can't think of a more unsatisfactory position
to have that's lonely and boring than being a flag person and controlling the traffic.
Lady--you have my deepest respect because someone needs to be on point.
I watched the men pour our sidewalk and talked to the guys. After watching them for several days, I realized that their jobs are not easy--hot, sweaty, back-breaking hard labor that most of us would not want to do. Every one of them are grateful to have employment. Every single last one of them are proud of their profession and endeavor to make sure the quality and standard of their product is high.
So that's why I got irked--to put it mildly--when I saw two young women about to deface our sidewalk. The sidewalk was freshly poured and we were waiting for it to cure so we could walk on it. When I looked out the window and saw one of these two girls squattting down with the stick in her hand, poised above that fresh cement, I exploded out the front door. She jumped back like she was caught with her hand on the hot stove. I dashed back in to grab the camera and took pictures.
The two girls ready to deface the sidewalk...and ruin that hard work.
What she started to do...Before they decided to jump back into their truck and drive off, I told them I was rather proud of that sidewalk...that the new sidewalk represented freedom for me and that I would defend and protect that representation of freedom from anyone who tried to destroy it. One of those girls looked at me and sneered, "What---Ever!" So I told her that the new sidewalk meant my elderly neighbor can now walk the streets safely without worry of tripping. That's "What---Ever!"
Am I getting old? Or am I out of touch? I can't remember being faced with such obvious need to destroy something that benefits everyone....and I think I'll leave the politics alone today.
Letting Freedom Ring in America Once Again...
PS: I'll be out of touch for a few days while I finish my summer session classes. Be good to yourselves!