Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Contain Yourself

I have to say, my new job has certainly given me a new perspective.

After five years of operating a forklift loading and unloading shipping containers, one spends many an hour and sometimes many a day inside an 8' x 40' dark, windowless steel box.

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Monday had me supervising the placement of three storage containers by crane...

Setting up and adding counterweight

This is one side of a container you don't see everyday.

The first of three containers being hoisted

180º Spin

Talk about perspective.

Lowered into position

Setting it  down on a dime

Here comes the second one...

Setting the second one into place

What a great way to spend a Monday morning.

Two down, one more to go...

Alley Oop

#3 coming down

Unhooking the last container

What a beautiful January day, I love my job!

The view of Mary's Peak from the office

Every once in a while, turn life over to see what it looks like from the other side. 
~Terri Guillemets


  1. Nice office view! Are those doors on the sides of the containers?

  2. Love watching these guys work. Big equipment moving big loads, yet so gentle and perfect when they place stuff. Not how it would go if I tried it 😝

    1. It was fun to watch them work, and had quite the audience. They placed the containers with exact precision, of course with much more practice than you or I.

  3. Great if you get paid for stuff you actually like to do. I'd call that a win-win situation ;-)

    1. It is great and a win-win as my week started playing with cranes and ended getting paid to ride.

  4. Yes, very cool Brad. Hard not for Big Stuff to be Cool!

  5. I’m so glad to read that you love your job! I enjoyed the pics. Much better than viewing life, or at least large portions of it, from inside those boxes.


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