After a wasted morning, I had a friend drive me forty miles to get a car. I must say that the real humans at the rental offiice tried hard to make up for the inconvenience, offering me peaches from their parking lot tree and giving me a 2015 model car, so new it still has the bar-coded delivery stickers on it.
This enormous project, is the kind of thing that occupies me, when I'm not dealing with every day problems.
The design criteria are that this walk the fine line between modern and traditional, to appeal to the target buyer, the 35 to 45 year old techie, multi-millionaire.
The on-site photo shows safety railings that were installed last week, immediately after a young roofing contractor plummeted off a two storey roof, onto hard dirt. He is going to make it. He had surgery on his broken leg. It could have been so much worse.
I was meeting with the home owner and we rounded a corner of his substantial construction project, to see three guys standing, conversing with a fourth, who was stretched full length on the ground. It looked like it was break time and one was resting, until we saw the blood that had run down from his head wound. When he fell, his hammer followed and bashed him on the way down.
The buddies were calling their boss and wanted to load him in their car, to drive to the hospital, to avoid ambulance fees and accident reports, surely. We nixed that idea and the homeowner called 911 while I wiped the blood out of the victims eyes and repeatedly insisted that he stay still, fearing for spinal injuries etc. Their story was that he had slipped off the lower, balcony section, not the two storey roof. Relative to where he was lying, the young man must have taken quite a flying jump to make the tale true.
The next day on the jobsite was all hard hats and safety harnesses. Nothing is ever learned for free but it was really the best outcome for the situation.
The thing that sold me on this vehicle, other than being a nice, lively drive, is the Collie colored interior. No more black seats covered alternately with white stone dust and beige dog hair. Yes!
My head did not explode. I can still see and I had a nice ride, although it was104 degrees. My eye got worse over night so I did call my health care provider. The advice nurse asked a lot of questions and thinks I'll live, although it's still going to be ugly for a week or two.