Here is what I did the past 3 days virtually 20 hours a day, that I'm going to do the billing tomorrow now that it's clean, still have the Landscaping to complete, which will take another few days or so, but I know it's in excess of a million dollars, yes! I drug my buddy, the retired New York City Cop who lives down here with me in the midwest out on the job on Wednesday night and he's like telling me all the way there that he's f***ing retired and busted my choos, but we talked quite a bit the last few days and I'll tell you he reinforces what I made the decision to get out of his business and go down to the southeast part of the United States and open a restaurant. Which is going to be a Cajun Soul Food place infused with Asian and Italian food! It is going to be the most Rock and Roll Restaurant hang out place anyone ever seen down in the Mississippi Delta and I made the firm decision over a week ago to do that. And my buddy reinforced that with me the last few days. This will be probably be one of my last great jobs that we do together on emergency response and it was a very dangerous job on the highway with some chemicals that spilled about a thousand feet long and went through a culvert and threatened some farmland. Like I said for personal reasons I want to get out of this business. I want to go back into the restaurant business like I was in New York City back a few years ago before 9/11. I signed an agreement to purchase the restaurant and property an hour ago!
The above was the initial phase of few hours after the truck was recovered and most of the officials left the scene once myself and my crew got on the scene, the last few days went from freezing temperature to 68 degrees, weird. The pictures below will be a couple days after this initial response and it'll be the remedial phase we had their arrange for a terrific amount of complicated traffic control to close some of the lanes, like I said I had three crews out there and I had some specialized equipment and the decisions to be made took more than textbook by far.
A truck crashed that was carrying some chemicals and Spilled the chemicals which was its cargo and it flowed down the median of the highway and then went underneath in a hundred foot long Culvert and threatened the farmland and there's a city water supply right behind a Farmland a little bit on the other side of that windmill. This was a very dangerous job due to traffic conditions and it was very hard to mitigate it, the remedial part was not too bad but I'm growing tired of working on the highway and doing these type of jobs, but I contribute many years of doing this and other similar work to the varied life experience that I have. No two things ever being the same and having to make split-second decisions where the outcome is based upon using every bit of your energy, motivation and judgement the same as playing baccarat! No darn different, IMO!!
That culvert hasn't been that clean and been able to see the concrete in it when you looked down in any of those culverts that go under the highways for years, not only did we get all the chemical and spill release out, contained and removed, we brought the culvert back to looking like it was going to a high school prom along with the land that is. State and federal officials signed off on this job last night and said, "past fantastic"! Haven't heard that for a while.
I hope the trucking companies accounts payable manager is sitting down with a huge cup of coffee when they get this bill next week.......