Milking Parlor construction
During our lunch break on Monday, the boys were discussing the afternoon's task of putting roofing metal on the new milking parlor addition, which is this winter's building project. Since it had sleeted during the morning, they started telling stories of 'slippery roof adventures' they had heard about from friends who work on construction crews. One of the guys, when he started sliding, quickly grabbed his hammer from his tool belt and slammed it through the roofing metal to keep himself from a fall off the roof, only to have his boss fuss at him for ruining the sheet of metal!
Later that afternoon, seventeen year old Jacob showed up in my office with a sort of sheepish look on his face. When I asked him what was up, he told me he had fallen off the roof of the new addition. Of course my first question was to make sure he was OK... he was, since he had only fallen about 8 feet, and landed on a convenient dirt pile. When I asked the obvious second question of why he didn't slam his hammer through the roof, he laughed and said he was holding a nail gun. I guess that is a disadvantage to fancy equipment! Later that afternoon they finished the roof, and are now planning the best way to enclose the area so that they can continue to work as the weather gets colder.