We get so many people envious of our work. They think we get to play with toys all day and install amazing gadgets. For the most part, they are right. I wouldn’t trade my job for any other. We are lucky to do what we do and at this time of year, it gets pretty rewarding to help families install systems they can all enjoy together over the holidays.
This time of year also involves some of the toughest work we do. The cold weather can be brutal in Canada and luckily we aren’t in Saskatchewan where they have -40 degree days. Today was one of those bitterly cold days and lucky us, we were scheduled for 2 days of hard, back-breaking manual labour cabling in a new home. The basement gas heater was cranking hard but if you were more than 10 feet away, you might as well be standing outside.
Pulling cable is one of those jobs that goes unnoticed. The summers are HOT and the winters are cold. Construction workers everywhere do an amazing job at fighting these elements for many of us to sit by our cozy fires or cuddle up in front of the TV with a glass of wine.
When we started today, it was -17 outside and just as cold indoors at our current project. We fought through it and felt the chill into our bones. Mark, Glen, Petar and Kevin worked hard today so a big thank you. Every day, they do amazing work and I want all of our clients to know that we appreciate the business and we do it because we love it. We could use a few extra blankets right now but I will settle for a hot bath when I get home.