I'm doing 11-hour work days, as my riggers chase the sun by getting a head start in the morning and staying late every night.
I don't think they'll catch it (omigawd, do you even want to guess what a serious high-steel guy would do with the Sun? I'm suspecting it would involve Bloody Marys on a morning between jobs, but let's hope that and a really good tan is as far as it would go) but they are giving it quite a run -- and so far, very much by the book, on the bounce, everything all laid out, lined up and double-checked.
Tower guys like to be thought of as a rough lot, and many crews are not just rough but raw. Not these guys. On the job, they are on the job.
I can only look on and wish them all success and safety. --And look forward to stealing another night's sleep while the automatic posting timer ticks down on this'n.
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