Weather has not been on our side. The skies have been releasing fluffy white stuff, frozen rain and wet precipitation. With temps fluctuating from the low thirties to the low to mid twenties, that means ICE, with potential slips & falls!!! Yet, we still have about eleven customers that need their leaves wrangled. It is hard to wrangle up leaves when they are frozen to the ground and buried under an inch or two of snow.
Most of our winter service contracts don’t start until December 1st. However, with snow and ice on our customer’s parking lots, driveways and walkways, they expect (rightfully so) to be serviced. It was a scramble preparing our plow/salt trucks, to be pressed into service. Who needs to be inside a warm house on a 20* Sunday night!!!
Our new plow/salt truck, with dump/salter in the background:
The necessity to meet our customer’s needs meant bringing in a contractor to work on the salt bin build. I assisted with the build, when time allowed, but it was limited. I mostly operated the skid steer, allowing the contractor to reach new heights. Roof rafters have been installed, all walls studded out and siding has started to go up. All of this in 20 degree temperatures, wind gusts and a jobsite pocketed with very slippery ice!!!
A few pictures show the progress….
Roof Rafters in progress:
Once the roof rafters were completed, it was onto framing out the walls. For some reason, I don’t have any pictures of the completed framing. Oh well, who beside the lady LJ’ers, wants to see pictures of a bunch of studs???
Roof Rafters completed & Wall framing begun:
With the walls framed in, the T1-11 siding was the next order of business. There are still cuts to be made and additional siding to be nailed up. Since the contractor’s home furnace decided to take the day off, he needed to call it an early day.
The salt bin, as it stands:
Tasks, left to be done:
1) Complete siding installation
2) Roof installation
3) Trim carpentry
4) Order salt!!!
In the title, I mentioned a “small injury” to report. There was an accident on site. Not a life threatening injury. Nor was there any disfigurement or lose of limb. I do hate to see these kinds of things. However, injuries are a fact of life.
Here is a picture of the injured party:
Apparently this little fellow flew into the window of one of the outbuildings. He was dazed & confused for a while, but was able to at least walk away!!! We never saw him fly away, but he did leave the seen of the accident without filing a workmen’s comp case!!!
-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow!