Ladders thumping against the side of the house, boom, boom as they hit
Long, long lengths of heavy duty electrical cords, extended everywhere that I need to be
Black paint, railings that will take days to dry
Already got some green paint on one of my favorite new thrift shop bargain rain coats.Can you imagine, I snagged it for five bucks and it sold for over a hundred originally. Painters told me it will come out. We'll see.
Boom box boomba di boomba. I think it's Portuguese. A lot of the men are Brazilian. Loud and lively. Good, because they need it to work and so do I. All those parties this week meant laundry did not get done. Now, it's getting done.
I'm sitting here, watching a guy on a ladder, way high up on the house next door. Not one thought to safety. If he falls, he'll get hurt and won't be able to work unsafely or otherwise for a very long time. But he does not seem to care so I'll close the curtain and stop being an occupational health nurse for now. Or a mother.
Oh, joy! Someone is blowing leaves with a noisy leaf blower. What's next?
All of this reminds me of the workmen underneath the window in Assisi. Also young, foolish, unconcerned about their safety or the well-being of the residents.
No matter where you go, there you are.