Sorry, no photos today. Didn't really have a chance to take anything. If you've been listening to the weather any you may have heard we've had a bit of a rough couple of days down here. It's been kinda typical Alabama weather though. Friday we were sweating our butts off in 100 degree heat and 4 days later everybody had jackets and sweaters on. It was especially chilly on the upper floors of the building since they are all still open. Like the old local saying goes, "welcome to Alabama, bring your entire wardrobe."
We kept busy today inside the building trying to satisfy the seemingly never ending need for handrails. I believe you could frame a good size house from the lumber we have used just for that. Perhaps I will get to actually weld soon. One load of steel did come in last week.
As I gazed over the job site today from many stories up and watched the light rain falling, creating a cold mist that enveloped the workers and work, I realized that I really have reached the time when this is not work that I wish to do anymore. Half the year it is scorching hot and dry. Enormous dust devils race us across the open jobs sites flinging grit and stones at us. The other half, it is bitterly cold and wet. Southern winter is not like other winters. The dampness cuts all the way through you with a sharp chill. The weight of the clothes we wear can only be equaled by the inevitable weight of red clay accumulating on our boots as we slog through the day.
Perhaps I have finally proven everything I needed to prove to myself. Perhaps I'm just getting lazy. Whatever the reason, I think I have come to accept this work is no longer for me. But, I will finish this job and I will be grateful for the money I make to complete what I really want to work on.