04 July 2010

CRUGAR, A wide place in the road.

You probably have to be from the midwest or the plains states to recognize these buildings--grain elevators. Handy, necessary, and dangerous.

CA worked two summers as a high school and college student helping to build the concrete parts of this complex. He's allergic to the concrete dust and spent a miserable time with congestion and oozing rashes, yet he loves the fact that he helped build these silos.

The dangerous part comes in being an amateur and working on a high-rise concrete project, and in the operations after. Just a few summers ago Gigi's friend's son was sucked into the vacuum system of an elevator he managed--it was clogged and he ill-advisedly climbed into the corn to work the clog loose. He didn't survive.

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