They’ve been doing some work in our neighborhood. Well, that’s quite understated. I should say something more like “Our neighborhood is where they are doing the work”, or “We live in a hard hat zone.” Literally.
This is the view from our front porch tonight. Makes me think of that song about the front porch looking in! That view is definitely better!
Things are actually improving. The work on our street is almost done. For two months it’s been heavy machinery and semi trucks for twelve hours a day. Here is another shot of the scene tonight:
So, anybody want to guess what they’re doing? I’ll tell ya…
No bull. This is almost the worst flooding I’ve seen in five years, so they must not be doing something right! (truthfully, I think they have the drains plugged so they can work on them…but this is ridiculous!)
Not a DIY Job
This brings to mind something I’ve been thinking about since my post suggesting national distribution of Table Saws for all. I’ve been thinking that most of my readers would prefer NOT to learn how to use a table saw. Am I right?
Maybe it would be fun in the same way I think it would be fun to hop in that Track-Hoe in the photo above and play. Just for a minute or two. But not for the whole job!
As I was thinking this today, I just happened to be operating my Table Saw… and would you believe that while I was thinking the above, a piece of wood broke off and shot right into my hand!!! It was too big to put a hole in me, but boy did it hurt! My next thought… “yeah, maybe hold off on pushing the Table Saw work on the blog…”
The most important thing… the point I was trying to make is that there are ways to cut out some of the expenses you face when considering a large project. One of them is learning the skills yourself. Another might be to use skills you already have, such as shopping for the best deal, or great inter-personal skills, to find a good carpenter for a great price. You might learn some design skills so that you can show him exactly where to cut that board…but let him cut it.
Just thinking out loud while I watch the fish swim by!