Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Repelling Window Washers

Hello lovely family, friends, and blogging buddies! I hope y'all are doing well on this Wednesday morning!

This morning when I woke up, I looked out the window of our hotel, and to my surprise saw this...
I have never seen window washers before! And to my surprise they were only hanging by one rope each. Are you kidding me! They're repelling the building, while washing the windows. These guys are either brave or just plane crazy to be hanging from one rope from a building that has a gagillion floors. But of course they're safe because they're wearing a helmet... HA!!! I had to capture a picture. I give them props because I'd never choose this as my profession, it's just too darn terrifying.

Only two more days until our weekend. In Qatar they have their weekends on Fridays and Saturdays, and work Sunday through Thursday. There are mangrove swamps here, which I thought was pretty interesting and not normal for a desert, so we might check that out this weekend. There are also several beaches I'd like to visit while we are here.

Today, I'll be planting my nose in a book by the pool under the shade, in hopes to NOT get burned again! I went to the pool yesterday, sat under the shade completely out of the sun, and STILL managed to get burned. How in the world does that happen. It's like the sun is a magnet to extremely white Irish girls!!

Hope you all have a HAPPY Wednesday!

7 comments:

ALW said...

I recently saw an episode of Dirty Jobs on repelling window washers. They're absolutely crazy!

Laura said...

wow, crazy scary!
Laura in Ludwigsburg

JG said...

Those are some crazy pictures! I could definitely NOT do that job! Enjoy the sun!!

Jenny.Lee said...

This happened at my office the other day! Scared the crap out of me considering they seemed to suddenly appear out of nowhere!

Lil' Woman said...

That is craziness, I would never be able to do that job!!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Oh I wouldn't be able to do that job at all!

msprimadonna67 said...

Those are great pictures! A little terrifying, but I think I might like to try it sometime. (Without the actual washing of windows. I don't do windows.)