Monday, March 07, 2005

Blurry pictures from my busy day

Today was a full and productive day. Good thing, since it keeps my mind off of other stuff. (By the way, just one brief note on that "other stuff"--I received confirmation today that they let me go because they need to save money. Apparently, once I got them through their union negotiations, they decided they could get someone less experienced and save money on the salary. Whatever.)

Anyhow, during my busy day, as I was running up to my late grandmother's apartment to get some things done there, I ran into a literal roadblock. During the 15 minutes or so that I was stuck there, I was trying to figure out what they were doing and what was taking so long. Fortunately, I was at the head of the long line of blocked traffic, so I had a good view. I could see an "oversized load" truck across the overpass from where I was stopped, but it took me some time to figure out the deal with the guys walking around with measuring instruments and surveying equipment. Clearly, these were engineers of some kind.

After a while--and a good look at this beast and the ten thousand wheels under the cargo--I realized that they must have been working out the safest way to move the load across the bridge. I guess there's an optimum place on the overpass for the passage of very heavy objects. Whatever the case, I took some photos with my cell phone. Here they are, in all their blurry glory:

Hey, I even caught my oil change sticker in that last one. It's a visual feast for my readers today! :)

The front of the oversized load had a sign on it that said, "DO NOT HUMP. FRAGILE. HANDLE WITH CARE." By coincidence, the blogger boys recently voted to have that exact phrase put on a shirt for Jase to wear, to protect his innocence when we take him out to bars. ;)

Other than the roadblock, my day involved calling the plantation shutters installers, the central air contractor and the tiling contractor. Then I did lots of errands--to the estate attorneys, to the house to see if the GC showed up today (of course not), to Marc's office to bring him lunch and eat with him in my truck in the parking lot, and to lots of other places before finally returning to the new house and moving lots of ceramic tiles out to the garage so they won't be in the way when the carpeting is installed tomorrow (geez, those tiles are HEAVY!).

Oh yeah, I also did grocery shopping, cleaned the kitchen, did the dishes and washed laundry. By now, Marc has to be hoping to hit the lottery, so I can be a house-husband in perpetuity. ;)


Knottyboy said...

Well if you were late or missed any appointment today you surely had the proof as to why. That's if there were any far reaching ramifications. I just love that word...sounds like a great title for a construction worker porn flick.

Mark said...

Jess, I just read where you lost the job. I am so sorry to hear that. It sounds like it came as quite a shock, as anything like that would be. I'll keep you in my thoughts.

Anonymous said...

DO NOT HUMP - That is absolutely hilarious! You should definitely get a shot of that for us.

Jase said...

I hear Desperate House-Husbands in the making...

And I would so wear that t-shirt... but knowing gay boys, it might actually have the opposite effect. I'm not complaining, just sayin'.