Heat Wave

It Ain’t the Heat, it’s the…

Who am I kidding?  It most definitely is the heat!  And the humidity isn’t helping either!!!

Surveying in Central Texas, especially in July and August, means day after day of triple digits and humidity.  (On the bright side, the mosquitoes and snakes seem to retreat from the oppressive heat).

The field crew-members protect themselves as much as possible with long-sleeves, hats, sunscreen, sports drinks and the iconic orange Igloo of ice water.

Igloo Cooler & Ice
(the surveyor’s trusted friend)

The summer heat is definitely a test of endurance, but I rarely hear our surveyors complain about our Texas weather.  Austin averages over 300 days of sunshine a year…we lose very few surveying days each year to rain (and only 2-3 per decade to ice and snow).  Is it any wonder that we have one of the strongest economies in the U.S.?

Contact us today to get your project started…we’ll bring the ice.

 

Texas Weather

Every Picture Tells a Story

I sent a company-wide email asking for our surveyors to send pictures from the field for me to share on our website.

WOW!  I found out that I had absolutely no idea what life on a survey crew was really like…none at all!!

Some of their photos show obstacles they might encounter on an average day in Texas:

Even on a Monday, I haven’t had to deal with cows, cranky land-owners or rattlesnakes in the office (thank you!).

On the other hand, I’m also missing out on some pretty amazing nature scenes that the field crews see on a regular basis:

Not too many workplaces have views like these, even from the corner office!

I can’t look at these pictures without feeling just a little jealous, but I have to remind myself about how hard they work in the hot summer, cold winter, and rainy spring!  (Also they start really early in the morning).  I’ll have to think twice about turning in my keyboard for a chainsaw, but it is a little tempting!  Maybe they’ll invite me to ride along on some perfect October day…