Monday, August 3, 2015

More Construction Entertainment

  It is has been a busy summer.  The transition from skiing to tennis was smooth and lawn mowing has been a frequent activity along with landscape maintenance.  No trouble keeping this geezer busy with weeding, mulching, pruning and mowing.   The urge to blog has come and gone while I have waited for inspiration to write again.     A family genealogy activity has also engaged my creative efforts.   However today I am motivated to follow up one of my earlier blogs about construction entertainment.
    This morning I went out for an early walk/run in my neighborhood in training for a 5K walk/run in Homer, NY this coming Saturday.   The finish to my training passes by an new home being built in our neighborhood.   The construction is even visible from my front yard.   Over the past several months I have been watching the progress of the construction.   Building progressed from excavation to foundation to rough framing to sheathing roofing and siding in sequence.   Interior finish is now in full swing.   Recently there have been piles of soil in the front yard in anticipation of grading the site ready to eventually seed the lawn.  
    A bulldozer was parked in the yard as I finished my walk and the operator was doing a walk around the site.   Several obstacles are marked out in the area and I presume he was making sure he would miss the buried cables and so forth when he went to work.   As I cooled down from my walk I got my camera knowing that I was going to see a pro at work.   Sure enough it was a performance to bring a smile to my face.  This guy was a truly skilled operator.   I am sure that he could pick my teeth with the dozer blade if necessary.   Very skillfully he cut the banks,  moved the piles, smoothed the surface and neatly extracted the clumps around the cable riser and so forth.   Hats off to these people that are so creative in their own way.   To me construction work is an art form to be appreciated.
A Work in Progress

Move That Dirt!

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