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Wait – You mean it rains EVERY DAY?

Weekly Stats:
Tickets: 1
Miles: 1,110
Listening to: The Rider of Lost Creek – Louis L’Amour
Reading: The Life and Death of Great American Cities – Jane Jacobs (and also 30,000 on the Hoof – Zane Grey)

At the end of a 70 hour work week, last weekend seems like it happened two years ago, but this is how I remember it:

This week I’m working as the roving fiber splicer at the Auburn University football stadium in Auburn, Alabama. We are installing a DAS (distributed antenna system) at the stadium to increase the cell-signal capacity, and let me be the first to tell you — This is a BIG project. Here was my office for the first three days:

A table, a chair, a breeze, and a view

Alabama is beautiful – but oh, so humid. It has rained every. single. day. since I’ve been here. I mean, just look at all this greenery.

We don’t know what this building is for, but it looks cool

Some of the construction guys have been here for so long that the company rented apartments for them. I’m staying in an extended-stay hotel. And I’m here to work. I don’t know what this guy is here for, but it’s probably very exciting.

How do you even get a truck to look like that?

We’re working alongside a group of riggers — lean, lythe, brave men who go up on ropes and hang 120lb antennas while hanging in harnesses. This was one of their hardhats.

Same, bro. Same

I’ve been in a few stadiums before, but have never lived in a stadium for weeks at a time. I’ve certainly never been in the announcer’s box!

Best seats in the house

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