Contact with the Business End

These photos were taken on November 7, 2015 at 6:35 AM

The location was in Washington DC in front of a very nice upper scale hotel.

The "Take It!" came from departing from this very nice hotel and finding this huge crane parked in front of the property getting ready to be put to work in placing a new chiller onto the roof of the hotel.  I had seen this process before but had always seemed to arrive on the scene at a later time, after the game had already begun.

I asked a fellow observer to take my picture with my hand on the big hook that is what they attached everything onto when doing the lifting. I had never been able to be in this position before because of the above reason. What a hoot it was to have my hand on this hefty piece of steel that was the object of ever so much history in its work life. It would be fascinating to have a look at a log book of the jobs it had been an essential part (I sincerely doubt that such a record exists).

The photo of the two fellows standing together is one showing great friends, that had been working together for 14 years for the same company. They said it was a terrific outfit to work for. The told me there was one fellow that worked in their warehouse that had been with the company for over 40 years. All I could say was how great was to hear of people happy in their work.

The After Take:  Everyone that I showed these photos to enjoyed hearing of the background for them.  There is just something that is infectious about seeing people happy with what they are doing, in person, or in photographs.

Here is hoping you are happy with what it is that you do for your livelihood.

Wishing you all my very best,


PS:  Each day I go out to work, I look to make the most of it - and almost without fail, something happens that brings exceptional joy to me and many times others as well from and interaction. 

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Comments: 7
  • #1

    Teri (Sunday, 22 November 2015 12:12)

    I treat each day the same way. Every day is a blessing and there is happiness to be found all around us.

  • #2

    Sf1967 (Sunday, 22 November 2015 12:18)

    One of my sons works in construction. He is frequently working with a crew that operates a piece of machinery like that one. When his company decommissioned one of their cranes for parts he bought the old "hook," took it home and built a light fixture with it. Its very neat looking.

  • #3

    Jim (Sunday, 22 November 2015 12:18)

    Did you ask if they had named it?

  • #4

    Sally (Sunday, 22 November 2015 12:19)

    How fun is that. You seem like you would be a blast to meet out on the street randomly.

  • #5

    Yuppie7 (Sunday, 22 November 2015 12:21)

    is that ice on the ground in the 3rd picture?

  • #6

    Livin4love (Sunday, 22 November 2015 12:23)

    That is such a healthy attitude to have, I commend you for it. I have always been a firm believer in approaching each day as a new experience. If you approach the day with joy, you will find joy!

  • #7

    Jeff (Sunday, 22 November 2015 12:27)

    Hey whutzzat its been awhile!! I got a new personal computer and my bookmarks did not transfer over, so I have missed a lot! You guys have made some really cool improvements since I was last here maybe a year or so ago. I signed up for your newsletter, I can't wait to see what thats all about. I have now bookmarked you on this computer so I can keep up.