Why am I a Surveyor?

Ray surveying Creek ~ 1992

Ray surveying Creek ~ 1992

I have been screamed at by neighbors, seen property owners fighting, had the police oversee a project so I could complete the job, been chased by dogs, had guns pointed at me, worked in very cold and very hot conditions, shoveled lots of snow, fought my way through briars and prickers, gone through many wetlands and water bodies, found deer poacher’s sites, stomped through poison ivy many times, put up with thousands of bugs, had a frog jump up my pant leg, and must I say ….. snakes! So why am I a Surveyor?

Old car on stonewall

Old car on stonewall

In my time as a surveyor, I have also met hundreds and hundreds of very nice people, and I have enjoyed helping people understand their property. I have resolved issues between squabbling neighbors that now get along, read many interesting deeds, learned a lot of history, seen many beautiful natural sites and historic sites (grave of a civil war solider, old mill, old foundations, etc.), seen plenty of nature like deer and moose, heard hundreds of birds singing, sounds of streams, and I could go on and on.

Deer skull

Deer skull

With every job, there are the good days and the bad. As a Surveyor, I feel I get to enjoy more good days seeing new things and having new experiences than most people. It may not always be glamorous, but around every corner, there is something different!

Briars!

Briars!

 

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