roofers

these roofers started at 0650hrs removing corrugated metal from former fishery building
I have some roof repairs to accomplish today. I am not looking forward to the work. Roofing is dangerous, 4th most dangerous occupation in the US.

Fatal injuries per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers: 51.5
Total fatal injuries: 96
Most common fatal accidents: falls, slips, and trips
Total non-fatal injuries: 2,060
Median annual wage: $39,970
Number of workers: 160,600

ducks in a row

“to have one’s ducks in a row” is an idiom meaning to have all one’s preparations done or arranged before beginning an activity or project, and the phrase is thought to have arisen by allusion to a mother duck leading her ducklings in an orderly single file. In my original column I noted that the phrase was first attested in print in 1979, but it has since been found in a Washington Post article from 1932.–Word Detective
One of my sister’s favorite phrases.

home port

Watermen have been oystering from the Callis jetty in Town Creek since 1957. Earlier this year the jetty sold. The idea was, the new owner might could provide the watermen a place to work from, continuing a 60+ year tradition. Hasn’t happened yet. Watermen have been told, at least for now, to move on.

barges and dumpster
The watercraft currently tied up at Callis’ jetty are largely utilitarian. Barges. Can you distinguish them from their land cousin, the dumpster?

Missing the watermen.