Category Archives: Construction work

Driving Miss Baby

In the 70’s when I started working, single career moms weren’t common in my part of south Texas.  I was lucky to find Frances who provided affordable care for several children and who was willing to keep GE. There was … Continue reading

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3 year notice

There’s a commercial for State Farm where an employee gives her 15 year notice.  “Well, I better schedule your exit interview,” sighs the boss.  “Fifteen years goes by quickly.” Last year, I started training my replacement at the office.  Max’s … Continue reading

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I don’t want to break your feelings

When Bob and I decided to take a chance  on living together after living together one night at a time for the past few years, we chose to move into my little house.  I love my little house.  It’s a … Continue reading

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Pots and plans

The fun part of a project is the planning. After that, it’s sweat  for a few weeks, hopefully followed by high 5’s.  The rain out crew came for a few hours on Friday, exposed piping, and cleaned up.  Looking at … Continue reading

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Kitchen Demo

When Bob texted me in March, 2010 to see if I knew of any houses for lease, I didn’t think we’d end up living together.  We’d been acquaintances for a few years, but he was just a man I knew.  … Continue reading

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Day 6—My Job

It was just a little nutty of me to think I could write a daily gratitude blog when we have company visiting.  This is my 3rd one today and gets me caught up.  It’s been a super gratitude day! If … Continue reading

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Why kindergarten kids don’t make good contractors

I worked for a contractor who hated whiners.  He would snarl viciously when a worker complained about the job:  “This work ain’t easy.  It’s supposed to be hard.  If it was easy, they’d just bring a big old school bus filled … Continue reading

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