Monday, June 13, 2005

The Fun of Work

So this weekend the "Boys" got together. While that may sounds like the start of a faternity movie, it was actually, my two brothers, my Dad and I getting together and working on my Aunt's place. I'm not going to get into all that we were doing, but talk about the feeling of it. You see I worked with my Dad and Brothers in construction for ten years, but due to health reasons I needed to find a new line of work. The physical exersion that the job demand is too much for my asthmatic lungs to handle. Never the less, I loved working with my Dad and Brothers. Sometimes the work was very hard, sometimes it was very frustrating, the work and each other, but in the end when it was finished it was something we did and built together. That is the feeling I loved, and still love.

The other thing about working together is well, we are all a bunch of goofs! No one can make me laugh harder than my brothers or my Dad, they are just naturally funny people that are a lot of fun to be around, even when you are working. In fact saturday at lunch they had me laughing so hard, I couldn't breath. Just as brother K would do something so funny, that I'm laughing so hard, that I'm going to turn blue, I look to over at brother J and he is doing the same thing, and of course each time Dad looks at either of them they have a "I have no idea why he is laughing so hard, it wasn't me" look on their faces and that made me laugh even harder. The pure comedic timing my family posses is incredible.

Another thing that I really miss is the feeling like we are all taking care of each other. There is no corporate political games. There is also no clear cut lines, as everyone is willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done. Dad will dig trenches, just like all the rest of us would. There isn't any, oh, that is a different department's job, we were all the deparments wrapped up in one.

The weekend was very hard on me physically, It was dusty, and dirty work, and not all of the work was pleasant, but we had a lot of fun working together.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

My Dear funny Grandson,
I am so happy you had such a wonderful family day of laffing.
I can just see all my beloved guys having such fun. I am so proud of all of you guys for having such a good realtionship with one another. That makes my heart feel good clear through.
I love each one of you fine young men. Thank you for shareing your day with me.
Much love and oodles & oodles of hugs and kisses.
Grandma K

Russ said...

:-) Grandma, You make me Smile!

Anonymous said...

YES IT REALLY WAS A LOT OF HARD WORK AND A LOT OF FUN, BUT THEN ANY TIME THAT WE ALL GET TO WORK TOGETHER ON A PROJECT OF SOME KIND IT REALLY IS FUN TO BE TOGETHER. I REALLY EXPECTED TO SEE YOUR SODA COME UP THRU YOUR NOSE.
DAD

Anonymous said...

You guys are a rarety.
These days, as it seems,you don't hear or see too much of that. The closeness,great times, and the laughter, etc., and so forth. That is really good that all of you have kept such a good relationship no matter what after all these years. Oh, and atleast you find time, or make time for each other every chance you get or have. Also that you still care about one another. continue to be good to each other. ~happy for ya.
BIG SMILE :-)

Brother J said...

Just be glad you were'nt the one who did the splits out of the back of his own truck and sounded like mickey mouse for the next half hour!