Late last week, the guys with the gas pipe came and ran the connections to all of the various gas outlets in the house: stove, clothes dryers, grill, fireplaces, hot water heaters, etc. All we need now is for Atlanta Gas Light to come hook us up to the street.
Then the electricians returned with boxes for the meter.
It sure does look like a lot of scary wires, doesn’t it?
The guys were really nice and let me get right up in there to take pictures of their handiwork. But after they realized that they had cut a wire too short, I realized I might be distracting them and moved on to other areas.
They got the job done, and now we just need Georgia Power to come out and hook us up.
So, I went around back to see the framers making mere tight rope walkers look like pikers. These guys are up on that little balance beam grabbing on to planks of siding and nailing them up.
I’m pretty sure I’d rather have the job of staying with both feet firmly on the ground cutting the boards to length.
This is what he looks like to the guys on the balance beam.
They worked all the way around to the screen porch,
and then started back,
climbing ever higher as they went.
By the end of the day, they had finished the back.
Meanwhile, Jason the mason and his crew had gone about as fer as they could go, so…
…they popped the top.
Every thing was staged,
and ready to roll.
They made a scaffolding on the roof,
with a pulley system to hoist the bricks and mortar.
By the end of the day, they had the chimney through the roof and were battening down the hatches in preparation for the rain.
Now, if you think you wouldn’t want all these guys’ jobs with all their high wire acts and danger, consider this:
You could have his job.
That sure seems like a tough way to make a living. I wonder if they’ve ever featured this guy on “Dirty Jobs?”