Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tough Job!

Most of my postings have to do with life here at the Snow Goose, but I know that many of you are also curious about Wayne and the work he does. Monday through Thursday, he works for White Barn Design - a Lake Placid company that does care-taking and renovations for over 40 homes. From painting to plumbing to tiling to snow-plowing, his job provides a LOT of variety which is right down his alley.

But over this past summer, Wayne discovered that, like any workplace, some aspects of his job are ... well ... let me show you!

First, there is the drive to work ... out across the lake in the early morning light. Braving the wind and waves at speeds of up to 45 miles per hour.

Upon arriving at work, there is the challenge of parking. Have you ever had to park a boat under a house?!

And then the work of entirely repainting this beautiful lakefront camp. Doesn't sound too hard until you realize that the entire front of the house is OVER the water! Yes ... scaffolding had to be built down into the lake so that Wayne and his co-workers could "walk on water" to wield their paintbrushes.

Lunch time presents new challenges. Hmmm.... should I eat my lunch facing this direction....?

Or perhaps I should sit this way and enjoy the view of Whiteface Mountain?

At the end of the day, there is that commute again. Twenty minutes of pure lake bliss.

Sigh... it's a tough job, but somebody has to do it!