The new home next door has risen quickly from foundation to its current state of being under roof. Each of the respective subcontractors have taken care of their tasks in short order and moved on to their next work site. Baudilio, Osvar, and Aklandy handled the roofing and I was impressed by how well they worked together. They were able to scale ladders carrying heavy loads and work on a slanted surface for long periods of time. All the while, the sounds of their nail guns made the same “bap, buhdap, bap, bap” rhythm like the call and response of a song. The only time I saw them stop was to each lunch and then stretch out for a few minutes on the cool concrete floor of the garage. It took them only about 12 hours to complete their work. From my perspective, they more than earned whatever they were paid for the job.