I dig it! ... wait... dammit!
I love what I do and I do what I love. Sometimes it can be a pain in the ass though! I was doing a project that required digging a trench and running some new feeder wires to feed a photography studio's 100 amp panel from the main panel on the house. I rented a trencher for $300 thinking "Hell yea, this will be way more efficient and way easier on my wonderful body as well 😁!" Well... I began trenching. I was able to use it for almost an hour, and don't get me wrong, it helped a lot, but I had to dig underneath a sidewalk. I was already prepared for that so no big deal, its tough to do but hey, it is what it is. I put the shovel to work. When I got to the other side, I noticed some coax cables running underground. So, needless to say, I didn't just drop the trencher blade down and start rolling. I started digging with the shovel and discovered that whoever ran these cables, decided to throw about 15 - 20 ft of slack in the ground and buried it. So, after it was all said and done I had to use the shovel more than I could use the trencher 😒 😂 money well spent eh?! Anyway, when you have a project that requires digging, do yourselves a favor and MAKE SURE TO BE PATIENT AND DO SOME SLOW DIGGING and check before you just start running with it. Whether it be an excavator, trencher, or even just a shovel. Don't just start stabbing into the ground, you may end up busting or cutting something you shouldn't! It never hurts to be patient and even though it may take a little longer, it'll save you the suffering.