Friday, August 10, 2007


Today is the second anniversary since I started working here. I didn't know this, but my very efficient co-worker keeps track and she informed me this morning.

I work for a heavy equipment dealer, and I have never gone up in a boom lift, or taken a ride on a 'dozer', but yesterday I rode up on this with my boss:

This is a picture from the website. For those of you that aren't construction-philes, this is a hydraulic scaffolding unit. It runs with an engine, and that huge platform is raised and lowered as the masons do their thing.

This is a picture of what it looks like on a building:

Scary, right?

I am deathly afraid of heights and so I was glad when he said that we would only be going up 25 feet. Still, at 25 feet I could feel myself getting a little bit freaked out and wanting "off this damn orange thing."

Luckily, my boss is equally afraid of heights and he let me down without making me crawl down the measly ladder.


mrssteak said...

haha! I love it!!! Thankfully my equipment stays on the ground or I'd be freaking out too :-)

Amy Carroll said...

Wow, fun! Sort I'm not good with heights so much.

I had never even heard of a hydraulic scaffolding unit before. Interesting! said...

You would never have gotten me on one of those things past 25 feet - I hate heights!

Good for you on the weight loss post too - keep up the good work!