This past Saturday I spent part of the day helping with some landscaping at the future home of Frontline Missions International. It was a hot day and we worked hard, but by the end of our time there, the area we worked on was greatly improved. When I went there to help, I had no idea that part of my work would involve driving a dump truck. Below is a picture of me in the cab of the truck, followed by a picture of me dumping one of the loads of dirt.
As the day went on I was asked to jump into the driver's seat of the backhoe we were using to fill the dump truck.
I really did drive the dump truck and hauled and dumped about a half-dozen loads of dirt, but the picture of me driving the backhoe was just a photo-op - the engine was not even running. Fortunately I know my limits!
That experience made me think of some pictures in my collection - pictures that could explain why women live longer than men.
Some guys don't share my healthy respect for heavy equipment.
No ramp to get up to the railroad car? No problem! The series of pictures below shows you how to let your machinery work in your favor!
The man in the picture below seems to be doing nothing too dangerous.
But the picture below adds some needed perspective.
Some guys don't need to wear protective gear.
But then others have different ideas about what constitutes protective gear.
In construction zones, foam rubber "soft hats" can apparently offer the same protection as hard hats.
Some men are adept at doing necessary car maintenance, even when ramps are unavailable.
Many men exercise great care when working on scaffolding or ladders.
Men in the Western world do not have a corner on the market when it comes to the wise use of ladders.
Some men are skilled at combining heavy equipment with ladders to perform amazing tasks.
When heavy equipment is not available, some men can show great ingenuity.
The final picture is a tribute to the boldest use of a ladder to accomplish the job!
Yesterday (September 9) our grandson Drew was 6 months old. Megan took him for his check-up on Friday and learned he's doing very well, now weighing 14 pounds. That's wonderful progress considering that he started out at 3 lb. 15 oz. as a preemie born over 6 weeks early! The doctor told Megan that she can now start him out on baby cereal. So for his 6-month birthday, Drew tried rice cereal. Below are several pictures of this experience.
"Women don't want to hear what you think. They want to hear what they think in a deeper voice." - Bill Cosby
The e-mail of the species is more deadly than the mail.
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