Friday, September 17, 2010

Field Experience and Extras ;)

Today I am off but I have to work this weekend. I was working last Saturday too. We were drilling a borehole on one of the main street in Toronto city. When you are working on a road here, you have to be accompanied with traffic guys and a police officer for safety issue. I love this part, making aquintence with different poeple. In general drilling one borehole on a road means a team of drillers, engineers, trafiic guys and a police officer working together.
Some people pass with curiosity in their eyes, looking at the giant drilling rig with admiration or amazement. Some even come close and ask questions about what is going on. One time there were 3 lovely kids about 6-year old I think, with their mom. They were so amazed by the all thing that finally their mom ask me to explain for them what was going on. They were actually asked me serious questions for a 6-year old. Some people just pass totally indifferent like the giant rig which make lots of noises doesn't even exist.
There was one time that heavy rain started and finally after I got soaked to my skin I remember that I have umbrella. I brought my giant golf umbrella (no I don't play golf) and 3 of us including one of the drillers, a funny traffic guy and me sheltered under. There were quit gentleman and hold the umbrella. Right on that moment I was thinking I would never imagine standing under a giant umbrella soaked to the skin and chatting with a toothless traffic guy in orange uniform about my life story.

6 comments:

Deep Blue Sea said...

Hi Hiva. Where have you been away ?
Does it feel like being school is much better because you have short hours and lot of time for other stuff ?

Deep Blue Sea said...

And to add you can bunk school anytime ?
;-)

Behi said...

I wish I could see you there but I can imagine the picture and seems hesabi banamak! :))
boooos

Hiva said...

DBS,
School has it's own advantages, free time and much less responsibility..laid back style life. just enjoy it for now :D

Behi, I wish the same, we could have lots of fun together

Georg said...

Bonjour Hiva,

Good story. I imagine you are wearing one of those yellow plastic helmets. But what about trading the giant umbrella for a kind of very thin rain wear (here we call it a K-way).

Because an umbrella stops to be useful when the rain is accompanied by gusts of wind. And the bigger the umbrella .....

Cheers

Georg

Hiva said...

Hi George,
Good point, next time I'll be more prepared