In-n-Out, Mountain Dew, and a lesson on trench shoring and rescue. Yep, sounds about right for an evening around here. Although usually, I get lessons on heart rhythms over dinner. Or venting a roof. It's an odd job that requires one to know how to read an EKG AND how to use hand tools to tear up a roof. Brains and brawn. No wonder firefighters are so sexy!
For those of you who are sitting at your computer, just dying to know how to shore up a trench safely, here's the visual that my firefighter drew for me during my lesson:
For those of you who are NOT dying to know how to shore up a trench, don't worry - a trench doesn't need to be shored up if it's less than 5 feet deep. Phew.