Saturday, March 20, 2010

Just Ain't Easy

We started pouring the panels at work yesterday. I am on the rodbusting crew so as soon as we get a half dozen or so ready, they pour 'em. Poured seven yesterday; only twenty something to go. I ain't going to lie to you, I'm tired. I thought I might do a little on the house when I get home since it is still light now that the time has changed but I have just been wore out so far. I did plant some lettuce and onions one day.

When I say the rodbusting crew, this is what I mean. We tie all the reinforcing steel that goes in the concrete. See how they are bent over like that and it appears that they are walking forward at the same time? Well, that is what you do, tying all (50% in the inside) the intersections of steel and you stay in this position for most of the day; except for when we are toting the steel over to the panels and shaking it out. I am sore, bruised, swollen and sunburned and we are a little less than halfway finished but I had rather be with these guys than with lots of others. That is Head on the right, once my student now my foreman and Mark on the left.
At least it is warming up. We keep our coveralls on in the morning but it gets warm enough in the afternoon to get blistered. Time to get the sunblock back out. Everything is sprouting around the house! I'm so excited that spring is coming finally.

We also heard the confirmation today that the company from Mississippi has bought our company. We are not sure what will happen now. I know we will finish the project we are on now but after that, who knows?
Well, nothing going on at the house to show ya'll, maybe I'll have something soon. They are predicting rain for Sunday, my one off day, so not sure if I'll get to do much. Maybe I'll work on that pottery I owe some of ya'll.

*Allman Brothers


Woody said...

What company bought ya'll out?

edifice rex said...

Hey Woody! Roy Anderson. From what we can see on their website they seem like a real good company.

Sissy said...

I liked this post. Glad to hear you're working steady BUT what a hard job it is; I can just imagine how tired you are. Pity I feel for anyone having to bend over all day; comparable to my pulling weeds in the past - worst position to take. Thanks for the pictures. They explain a lot.

Floridacracker said...

I tied rebar and dug footers one summer, but I was 18. You have to be beat at the end of one of those days!

Impressed as always! :)

edifice rex said...

Hey Sissy! glad you enjoyed the post. I'm just feel fortunate to be working right now.

Hey FC! yeah, after 10 hours of that stuff I'm pretty tired but that's just the way it goes.

Mouse said...

tying wire looks like a job for a well trained ostrich ..Know i could never bend down there and reckon knee pads out of the question ..flower garden looks like its off to a good start .