In Case You've Wondered

My blog is where my wandering thoughts are interspersed with stuff I made up. So, if while reading you find yourself confused about the context, don't feel alone. I get confused, too.

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One other thing: sometimes I write words you refuse to use in front of children, or polite company, unless you have a flat tire, or hit your thumb with a hammer.

I don't use them to offend; I use them to embellish.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Thinking About the Cold Weather

 I've worked in all types of weather. Some of the work was heavy labor in different conditions, but none were as brutal as that in cold weather. I don't think we're really designed for it, and the worst of fatigue I ever experienced was after working a long day in cold weather. Summer can be exhausting, but the cold takes more, and the constant cold takes much more to endure. 

I'm glad I don't have to spend long days in the cold any longer. Truthfully, I don't think I have the stamina any more. 


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    1. Age brought times when my hands, and feet, would hurt like I hit them with a hammer. That was unexpected. When I was young, they never bothered me.

  2. Always felt sorry for my mechanics having to twist wrenches in desperately cold weather with, at best, bare fingertips.
    I was cold. But I was out of the wind.

    1. I would have the crews come in late, or shut the project down, when temperatures fell below freezing. Few had clothes for that temperature, and even if they did, nothing would be accomplished.