Cars of importance to someone:
RESPONSIBILITY! I saw the news on the net today of a Condo collapse
in the Miami area. WHAT A TRADGEDY!
The picture looks like
the Federal Building in OK City. that Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols blew up. They were responsible for that incident,
When I was building the roof over our indoor pool and the beam
expanse was more than normal. I knew a
stamp was required. The framing inspector had inspected many of my homes with
no problem. He said to me, “That beam looks good, I should require an
architectural stamp on it, but since this is going to be YOUR personal home I
am going to TRUST you. I will approve it.
I have thought many times of that trusting inspector. He put his
reputation and job on the line for me. I
had NO DOUBT about the beam, but when I see a collapse like this latest, I
think, “Someone is RESPONSIBLE, and ultimately it is the inspector’s duty to check
the building to ensure it meets standards required. Most likely someone will
pay dearly. The plans will be pulled from a file. Inspectors will check the
Foundation on the drawings and what is actually there. Then the other
structural requirements. Inspector’s names are recorded that approved the
progress of the building.
contractors, subs, materials suppliers are sweating, did I cover all the bases?
Did I miss something?
Look at all the building going on. Inspectors
are pushed to the limits to see every building going up. I remember as a
builder, I would be upset when calling for an inspection and get the answer,
“Jack, we are swamped, it will be 4 days before we can get to you.”
“AW Tom, come on man, I have my drywall guys waiting. If you don’t
see it today, I will be delayed on this house another week!”
Now looking back, when
I see something like this, it hits me, “RESPONSIBILITY!”
That word applies to all of us.
What parent has not thought of their responsibility to teach that child right from wrong?
WE try to do our best in raising a child. If he/she decides to sell drugs, rob a bank or steal a car is that our fault? Very seldom is actually the parent’s
fault, however when I read of a kid robbing a store or bank and their name is
front page, I think of a
broken hearted mama and daddy. They know some of their friends will say
they are responsible…
RESPOSIBILITY …………. Most of us take that seriously.
Now smile, some failures are obvious:
These steps are gonna be hard to go down or up!