It is a bit like a project I suppose, because I am basically getting a piece of land ready for them to build on it. The land belongs to a dentist in Livermore, but my uncle is the one who is hiring me. He knows the dentist and the two of them have been doing some real estate investing for a couple of years. That is something I have been involved in since I was a junior in high school, but right now I am in college. Of course like a lot of students I do not want to work while I am in classes, so I try to make as much money as is possible during the summer. That basically requires me to work night and day, but also to not spend any money that is not absolutely essential to my needs.
At any rate this job is pretty simple, I am clearing off a piece of land and hauling away the brush. Of course there is a burning ban in place as always, but I would not be keen to burn stuff if it were not. You just do not want to have it get away from you. I use a chainsaw, hand tools and a small bull dozer like thing. Of course there is not really that much in the way of large trees and some of the ones there are going to stay. The developer has red tape wrapped around the trees that he wants to keep. The land was used for a farm about ten years ago, so there is not anything there that is much older than that. It is a sweaty job, but the weather has not been so bad so far. Of course I am getting up early and doing the work before it gets hot.