Today was a very first day on the job sight. Despite my lack of experience and knowledge in the field of house building I had a wonderful time at the work site.
Following a hearty breakfast, my group headed to our first job site which was quite literally a stone's throw away from where we are housed. There we completed some yard work, which entailed leveling the soil around the foundation of the house. Then we constructed a wall! My nailing skills were subpar I will not deny it. Later in the day at the second job site, however, I feel that I redeemed myself.
Along with several of my classmates, we began to put on the siding of the house, and not to toot our horns but, it looked pretty fantastic, if I do say so myself. My hammer wielding skills improved significantly from the beginning of the day where every nail I hammered would bend as if it were running away. It was probably from my intimidating strength... note the hint of sarcasm.
In a turn of events and much to my satisfaction, by the end of the day I was banging nails like a semi-pro!
After dinner we had a very interesting lecture from Professor Valla where he briefed us on the role of the FBI and what they can and cannot do in terms of investigations. Let me tell you, with proper authorization they really can do it all.
I am looking forward to furthering my knowledge of construction work, while enjoying the beautiful Florida weather (hopefully getting tan), and exploring the vast number of fields that fall under the scope of emergency management.