Every facet of life seems to have it’s on slang language, or jargon. Our boys were into Moto-cross racing for a few years and found a new language, one was Whoop-dee-doos, referring to several similar humps in the track.
The White Mountains in New Hampshire. This camp site was right beside this stream.
When walking the Appalachian Trail, we learned even more:
Slack packing (Having someone haul your pack around a big mountain or two in a truck.)
Trail names: some are picked by the hiker, others just grow on someone. We were the “Overland hermits”.
Thru Hiker: A hiker who will hike the entire 2176miles at one time. Usually 6 months of hiking.
Section Hiker: folks like us who started out as Thru Hikers, but could not finish in one year, but keep on going back to try to complete THE TRAIL.
Of course the list goes on.
Now all that is to show I am so engrossed in the building industry, I use terms that might not be understood. Sherry goes with me most of the time. Lately on our shopping trip I said, “I need to pick up a 30 inch Right hand door.”
“What do you mean Right hand?”
Then I explained that is how we describe how a door is hung. You put you back against the opening where the hinges will be. then pretend your arms are the door. If your right arm defines how you want the door will swing it is a Right hand door. If your left arm shows the door will swing that way, it is a Left hand door.
I am writing this on Friday night. Today the rest of the studs went in and the drywall is hung, screwed and nailed. I also applied the first coat of mud on the nails and seams.
The one job you cannot rush is finishing the drywall. That reminds me of the time Son Mark and I took the roof off Shirl’s house and added a second floor. To keep the cost down, Shirl and Mark said they would be the Mudders (Drywall finishers). It actually looks easy and even looks like fun, but it is a skilled job and tough. I over heard Mark tell Shirl, “I’d steal before I would do this for a living!”
In my life time I have seen jobs that looked easy and like a dream job, but in reality they were tough. Funny how the other guys job looks like a gravy train compared to yours. What is that old saying, “The grass is always greener…..”
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If a company is paying someone to do nothing, they are either “about to be unemployed or the bosses family.”
the Chrysler Cordoba, I remember well Ricardo Montalban advertising these cars.