Posts tagged ‘mud’

Story of the Snowpants

The lined weather pants I wear to work keep my legs warm against the cold weather of the night shift. But sometimes the site has more mud than a normal person can even imagine. At those times the pants get caked in muck from the knee down. The legs get wet from the ankle down as they drag in the puddles.

The weight from wet and mud can actually pull the waist lower than suits the situation. Then I tie the string a little tighter after hiking them up a little higher.

But what ever dirt, moisture or dust gathers on the snowpants one thing remains unchanged – they remain snowpants. Read more…

“I Will Not Forget You”

Where I work the earth turns to grime galore in the rain. The hiring company’s logo disappears from sight. The identifier our company uses requires constant cleaning to remain visible, at the cost of rag after rag, and a string of paper towels at the end of a shift to clean the magnetic signs before storage.

And this came to me: Read more…

Praise the Lord for Muck

It’s raining today. That means that for my night shift my boots will gain weight (sticky Lambton clay). Maybe I’ll get stuck at that really muddy site (but thank God for 4-wheel drive!). Read more…