If you've been reading this blog long, you know I don't work in an office. So I thought it would be fun to share some of the advantages of working outside -- aside from not having to sit under fluorescent lights eight hours a day.
Year-Round Tan - My arms and face anyway. I use a shake-n-fake tan on my legs. And by vacation time, I'll hit the tanning bed for a week so the rest of me can catch up.
Reading Days - There are some things we could do when it rains, but for the most part we don't. No, on the days it rains, I get to ride around (because I'm not the driver) while I read books, blogs and anything else I find on the internet.
Outdoor Plumbing -- Being the only woman on the crew has it's advantages. The guys are nice enough to me that, when it's absolutely necessary, they'll stand guard outside the port-a-john on construction sites. The facilities pictured here, in the back yard of a recent job, is where I draw the line!
Gardening Ideas - There are days I have to work in the street, but my favorite jobs are in the ritzy neighborhoods with the beautifully landscaped gardens. Usually, if the homeownwers are outside, they will answer questions about the types of flowers and care they need. Last year a woman even gave me a couple of plants.
Domestic Animals -- Of course, working outdoors there's always the possibility of having to deal with dogs barking at you (hopefully from the other side of the fence). But depending on where you are in the city, there are the occasions when you can see some of these . . . .
Aside from the bathroom thing, I never thought in my wildest dreams, I would ever have a job that I would get paid to get a tan, catch up on my reading, get gardening tips, and see cocks up close and personal. I love my job!