Monday, December 13, 2021


      Up early so I can go in early to meet a subcontractor who starts early so they can sneak up on the roosters in wintertime and berate them for lollygagging and featherbedding.  Or something.  Maybe they like to get started before the suppliers open, giving them plenty of time to encounter unexpected needs and fetch required parts.  But that'd be too logical to complain about, so I'm just going with the roosters thing.

     ETA: And, with exact timing, the plumbing stopped up this morning, necessitating plunger work followed by (thankfully, minor) mop work.  A half-hour I couldn't spare but couldn't avoid. 


Alvin McDonald Jr said...

As a early riser myself, and a independent contractor. You are correct. Early starts give you more time when things go South. Living here in Mid Maine 60 miles from anything, extra hours matter. Love reading your Blog

JayNola said...

Things like this remind me of the book Standard Eastern Tribe by Cory Doctorow. People who naturally settle on a different internal clock and just remotely work in groups with other people of the same clock. Quite a nice extrapolation by Doctorow to the current remote work push and a little beyond.