On Friday, I was given my own work chainsaw to carry in the truck.
I live on a stretch of the road that is prone to tree falls and branches flying about in storms.
Just as well.
I had to cut my way to work this morning and cut my way home again. When I arrived I even had one of my own trees down over the road.
It was cold & wet, windy and busy.
Apart from storm damage we also had a substantial diesel spill on Mt Messenger, again.
A weekend crash took out signs, sight rails, street light and bus shelter on a major intersection which we had to repair.
Nothing like digging post holes in a torrential downpour.
We have pretty good wet weather gear, but you still get soaked and covered in mud.
I have yet to find wet weather gear that can cope with physical work in heavy rain & keep you dry & warm.
I'd buy my own if I had too.
If there is a manufacturer out there that wants some "tested", I'm your man...
In fact, what's good enough for F1 drivers, should be good enough for roadworkers.
I could make a bomb flogging advertising space on my overalls.
"Acme Shovels" - "Proudly Prodding With Pete's Picks"
The mind boggles...