Tuesday, March 15, 2011

As the Pipe Lifers' world turns ...

Today is Steve's last day of work for a while. A few weeks, maybe.

Hopefully only a few weeks.

As the weather warms up here in Michigan and things begin to thaw out, the ground turns to mush and that makes it difficult to get much work done with heavy equipment. Also, local municipalities enforce frost laws which limit speed and weight on roadways that could be damaged as the frost beneath the surface melts away. Another hindrance for moving large equipment around. So as spring approaches we've known it was a possibility Steve would have a little break from work, we just didn't know when it would happen.

I'm excited Steve will be around home for a bit. Financially it's always a struggle - or eventually becomes a struggle - when he is laid off, but as far as our family is concerned it's always a good thing to have us all living under the same roof.

That's how our world is turning today, and that's how we have learned to live - day to day, and sometimes hour by hour.

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