In anticipation of high-pressure water releases, volunteers will build temporary levees to protect local property. I'm not worried about loss of life or loss of limb, I'm just worried I lost my mind as I signed up to join them.
At first, I'd hesitated.
What if my pointy-toed shoes popped a hole in the polypropylene? That could compromise the dam's integrity...
Then I thought of all the awesome stories I'd write and awards I'd win. If this was about integrity, I thought, pass me a shovel.
Wear water-proof boots and worker gloves, the signer-upper said. I asked if water-proof boots are the same as the ones I sport when I want to blend in with the natives. They're not.
I haven't determined what "worker" gloves are, but I'm hoping two pairs of "regular" gloves will work just as well.
I don't know exactly what I'll be doing other than it involves tossing the equivalent of frozen turkeys for six hours. I cooked a fool-proof turkey breast once... How hard could this be?