You could hear them coming.
It was a crisp Fall morning, The leaves were turning , Dean and I were putting sheeting on a 12/12 pitch roof of a $750,000.00 house.
A Kodak moment.
We watched as the formation flew over us, low enough to throw a rock at…
goose dung on his shoulder and hat.
Now it was really a Kodak moment.
Ever since, whenever geese are heading our way, I will say to whomever is with me…“Hurry, they’re coming! Look up, you might get some “geese candy”. It hasn’t happened since, but I’m always hoping.
Several years ago this same Dean and I were trying to put felt paper on a new roof in the dead of Winter.
The wind was howling, wind chill was below zero.
it was crazy we were even on a roof.
Finally, we decided to head for the basement and warm up.
There was an unventilated LP heater hooked up. It felt SO GOOD.
1/2 hour later, we went back on the roof to finish. The two of us started giggling like a couple of little girls, the tears were running down our faces.
We decided that we must have been “gassed.” ;-0
Everything was funny.
We could barely hold on to the roll of paper w/o the wind ripping it our of our hands. The extreme cold. The fact we’d just about been gassed. Everything.
My wife read to me a proverb the other day that said ”A cheerful heart has a continual feast”
She said it reminded her of me.
I have a “help wanted” add in the paper this week…. Here’s what a “DM” “help wanted add looks like:
Help wanted. Could turn into full-time. General construction. Prefer someone with NO experience. Must be able to read tape measure, climb, have valid driver’s license and GOOD ATTITUDE.
If I’m going to spend 8 hours of my day with you, the last thing I want is to work with someone who has a dark cloud overhead. If you think you fit the qualifications, drop me a note. I have been known to hire women in the past.
Enough for now, time to set some cement forms. Thank for reading along! DM
I originally posted this in 2007. I was rooting around in the archives this afternoon…there are over 400 posts there..figured some of my newer readers may have never read this one before so I decided to do a little editing and re-post it. I really may be looking for some help btw..won’t be running an ad in the paper but it looks like I have quite a bit of work coming in the next couple of months..so, if you’re feeling the urge to work in construction…don’t hesitate to ask…you don’t know if you don’t ask DM