The masons are working feverishly on the four stone walls that will soon support the coming extensions off of the barn.
I have done my best over the years to always have some kind of stonework going on at my job-sites. I have found that every structure, whether a barn or a home, looks much better if there is stone work incorporated… quality stone work that is… not some glued-on product.
Most people in the construction field like to work with background music being played… more than any other trade or career that I can think of.
Sure, there is background music in restaurants and stores… but the people there have no choice on whether or not music is played, nor do they have the ability to select what they are listening to.
I have always found job-site music interesting. It reduces job-site chatter and creates focus on each individual’s project. It also seems to create a surge of energy… the pace of work improves.
So, music is a perk for those who work with their hands. I wonder though, what is the affect on a person’s life if they spend every day listening to the music of their choice?
My music of choice, being odd the way that I am, has always been the rhythmic sound of stone hammers striking chisels, followed by the sound of a rock chip bouncing off of something… or, on occasion…bouncing off of someone.
Those stone masons.
Originally posted 2015-03-18 15:01:36.