Monday, August 18, 2008

I thought I was a smart guy.................

It is 6:00 in the morning. I am drenched from head to toe in sweat. My sweat is running into my ears, my eyes, and my mouth. I am walking around with a hundred pounds of tools and safety equipment strapped to my body. The Arizona sun relentlessly bounces off the metal roof panels and bakes my face like beef jerky. I have seven more hours to go. Today. And the next day. And the day after that.
I have been doing this for twelve years and every year I think the same thing; "Why am I doing this again this year? How long can I do this until body parts start falling off?" (I thought I was a smart guy.)
I know alot of people have it worse. I also know I am blessed when I walk in the front door and my kids hug me, my trophy wife kisses me, and my pool calls to me.
Maybe I can handle one more day. One more hot tin roof.

3 comments:

sparkle brightly said...

oh my, I love your writing. Fun title for your blog.

Monica said...

Hey baby I sure appreciate all you do for us! I'm glad yo continue to work each day even though you get so hot and sweaty! Thank you thank you. xxoo the trophy wife

DS at the well said...

You know that I appreciate your sacrifice to be a good father, husband and provider but to be reminded again brought tears to my eyes. THANK YOU DEL (and all my son-in-laws) for taking care of my beloved daughters and grandchildren (so often by the sweat of your brow) Love mom