Weekly Photo Challenge: A Day in My Life

I am taking the easy way out on this week’s challenge: A Day in My Life. Embedded below is a short video that was made by the Media Department of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. I have been an active member of the IBEW since 1968, and I am one of eight electricians at the Golden Gate Bridge.

I hope that you enjoy my day.

Q: How many electricians does it take to change a light bulb?
A: None. Real electricians aren’t afraid of the dark!

Allan’s Note: I am always on the lookout for new How many….does it take to change a light bulb? jokes. If you have any, please share them in the Comments section below.

  53 comments for “Weekly Photo Challenge: A Day in My Life

  1. April 14, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Reblogged this on Edge of the Forest and commented:
    Allan is a recent acquaintance through blogging. When I watched this film of a day in his life, I couldn’t help but be impressed. He is an electrician on the Golden Gate Bridge. He changes the light bulbs and walks up and down the giant cables. I am terrified of heights especially when they are open and unprotected. I have great admiration for the work he does. Great job, Allan.


  2. April 14, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    I am afraid of heights, at least when everything feels open around me. I am so impressed by your video and your post. Would you give me permission to reblog?


    • April 14, 2013 at 5:45 PM

      You may reblog anything you wish. Thank you for asking and for the compliment.


      • April 14, 2013 at 6:00 PM

        Thank you. I will do so.


  3. My Tropical Home
    April 3, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Awesome video, and congrats on getting FP’ed. Walking those cables looks like fun 😉


  4. April 1, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    How lucky you are to have the guts and the experiences!!!!!! Again, Kudos to you Allan!!!!!


    • April 2, 2013 at 8:53 AM

      I recently read a quote by Karl Wallenda’s grandson (the high wire walker), he said, “Danger is always present, fear is a choice.” That applies to what we do at the GGB. We take appropriate safety measures and go to work. That only seems unusual to people I meet away from work.

      Thanks for your comment,


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