Nail Gun

Construction Stories Excerpt

MUSIC:"Feeling Bad Blues" :30 (I lay out plates, measure & mark studs)

On one big job I spent 3 days shooting up track into a concrete ceiling with a gun that uses gunpowder and shoots nails. Before I'd pull the trigger, to let the other workers brace themselves for the noise, I yell "Shooting." A couple years later I ran up with the same painters on a different job. Their most vivid memory of the first job was me, precariously balanced at the very top of a 10' ladder, yelling "Judy" right before I pulled the trigger for 3 whole days. They figured out among themselves, I must be real mad at Judy.

(I hammer wall together during next story)