Like waiting a month for permits to be approved so we can have heat and power in our office trailer…
Currently we spend our days playing power roulette with our electronics so we can make it through an 8hr day still “connecting” with the outside world (AKA- phone calls and emails with anyone related to this job and our SC site).
No power also means no main Wi-Fi either… meaning our hotspots run like crazy and I’m just waiting for the phone call telling me I have run over my allotted usage, any day now. Sooooo glad I only see and deal with the bill my personal phone accumulates in a month and not the bill the business line receives, because both have been running so much, I’m surprised I haven’t seen smoke. lol
So besides not having power, we also don’t have heat and it’s been around the 40’s lately, raining off and on and rather windy from time to time.
Cue my new found Cold …. Ugh.
So, like most new sites, ours is currently a dirt city. But instead of cars, we have thousand-ton equipment driving around. And instead of paved roadways to travel on, we have ruts so deep you could hide in them.
And with the recent weather we’ve had, you might be faster swimming around the site instead of walking or attempting to maneuver an ATV.
I did know a little bit about the construction business before I took this job, but there is such a big difference between knowing what goes on out on a construction site and physically working out on a construction site. Things change so often from site to site, so you can’t ever assume things will go one way or the other and constant continued education is almost a must.
There is so much more to think about while on site besides just your specific job task. I’ve got to give props to the tradesman and women that work out in the elements and these types of conditions on a day-to-day basis and still manage to get the job done and go home safely every night.
Some of they’re task may be simple, but they can’t just think of themselves out there. Team work is a must for success.
It’s actually quite amazing to watch and see first hand what all goes into some of these structures and designs.
It takes a lot of talent, hard work and a lot of long hours.
And some of these guys really don’t know what they’re getting into when they sign up for a traveling gig like this one. Some come well prepared , while others… well struggle with the change and new lifestyle.
One of the biggest things I’ve noticed is a lot of these guys end up eating like utter crap and have the worst immune systems I’ve ever seen (kind of like mine at this moment). At first they don’t mind eating out and ditching the time consuming task of cooking and cleaning up after themselves, but it gets old quick… and expensive.
Really thinking about showing off my weird side and making little hotel food lists for things that are easy to make and cover all the food groups evenly. I’m sure that’ll brighten the day up for a few people lol either they’ll like it and use it or get a laugh out of me for taking the time to make them. Win, Win either way right? 🙂
We’ll see I suppose