Sonovabeeeech! they found me a new home after all. So, I'm not laid off. Now, I am in no way complaining of having work, let's get that straight right now. I'm just messing. I was just looking forward to having some rest and getting some projects done at the house. But they called my boss first thing Friday morning and said to send me over Monday morning to another job downtown. At least it is a little closer to the house. My boss walked over to me, grinning like a mule eating saw briers, "you thought you was going to get some rest, didn't ya?"
This is the job I'm leaving. I knew the minute I finished the last of the welding, my butt was gone and so it is. Can't say that I'll miss it here. I enjoyed the crew here though but they are all gone anyway. I was the next to last one left.
This is a subcontractor demoing an old wall to expand the aerosol room (where they store things that can blow up). You can see the new wall we put up on the right. They saw the wall up in sections and then basically push each section down. You can see the large saw blades attached to the tracks on the wall. They have been having a time with this thing. I really feel for these guys. I believe the walls are about 40 feet tall. Very dangerous work.
The saw blades for this type work are coated with tiny diamonds and they run them with water to cut concrete and block work etc. So, that's why you see all that water in the floor. It makes a big mess and the guys inevitably end up half-coated in the slurry. The foreman for this crew did ask me to have dinner with him (that's him in the lower right hand corner; the one not doing anything!). They are having to work 2 shifts to get this wall down in time though, so who knows when, or if, I'll hear from him.
We meet every morning up by the connex (our tool trailers) to sign in and talk for a minute before we go to work. There is a large field there and I have seen little bunnies out there several times. I like how the early morning sun lights their thin ears up!
After I took the first picture I saw movement and realized there was another one right there! Two bunnies! As I moved a little closer they froze and held soooo still.
I will also not miss this! This is the famed Malfunction Junction in downtown Birmingham and they named it correctly. I had to go through here twice a day. Don't worry, we were sitting still when I took this picture! I have also worked on the Alabama Power building which is the big, brownish one right above the car ahead of me. I will be going to a job that is kinda over to the right and way in the background. That is the UAB section of Birmingham and I will be at a hospital, although not UAB. My company does a lot of work in health care and we are very proud of that. We, as Alabamians are also very proud of UAB and all of the health care industry here. UAB is one of the top research hospitals in the world.
I didn't realize how pretty the clouds were when I took the picture! Maybe I'll have some house progress to report by Sunday also. Hope everyone has a great weekend!
*Cypress Hill / I am not a fan of this group so nobody freak if you know who they are. I just wanted the song title.