Monday, December 12, 2011

Weekend Re-cap (Working with Valdo)

I fully intended when I set out saturday to document the day. In reality it was a lot of work and I just didn't have the time to do it.

I have always known that my husband works hard for our family. I see how he does this everyday without complaint to provide a good life for us. To help us achieve our dreams. I just never fully understood how hard he actually works.
On Saturday i got the chance to go to work with Valdo for the day. I was skeptical but he seemed to really want me to go so I did. I put on My work boots (which are actually 200$ Doc Martins I have been guarding for a long time) and my grubby jeans and off we went.
We arrive before the sun even gets up. Its dark and cold and icy outside. Now I knew what he did was demolition. Its sounds hard yes, but some of it sounds a little fun too. Like knocking down walls. I would have liked to have done that.
No, today we would not be knocking down anything.
Today we would be doing something far less fun.
My husband and the crew he's on is working in an apartment building in Eagan right now that caught on fire. They need to be gutted.
Ripping out carpet and padding is about the easiest thing we did all day.
all the vinyl in the bathroom and kitchen floors needs to go. I at first didn't think it sounded to hard. no big deal. I thought it would maybe come up in big pieces. It did not.
Basically you use this big 3 foot scrapper and have to chip away and peel at the vinyl. Its so much harder than it sounds. You are half bent over all day and pushing as hard as you can with your arms all day. Oh and then sometimes you get surprises and there's 3 layers of vinyl. FUN!
I could see how back breaking it was. I could see Valdo's hands cramping and is brow constanly full of sweat. Through all of this he never complained. Never said I hurt, I'm tired, I need a break. He just kept working.
I worked as hard as I could and did as much as I could to help. In reality I don't think it helped that much.
I think some people have a good work effort and more strength than I could ever imagine.
Valdo does forsure. So today my respect for Valdo grew a 100 times. I fully understand what he does to provide for us now and I am so thankful for him in my life. It really makes me want to step up even more and help him when he gets home. Let him relax and have a nice dinner.
Have you ever gone to work with your partner? Do you know what they really do in a days work? Have you told them today how thankful you are to have them in your life?

Other than that, my weekend was pretty low key. Sunday I worked on my Bestie's x-mas gift and watched the final Harry Potter movie. I'm not a huge fan but I have seen all the movies and I thought they ended it well.
How was everyone else's weekend?
We still don't really have much snow here. It has only snowed twice and each time only a few inches which has melted. I'm starting to wonder what is up with mother nature? Will we even have a white Christmas in MN this year???
All I could say to him at the end of the day, was

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful. =)

    Followed the blog, hope you don’t mind. And who knows, maybe you’ll visit me someday too.