Since it has been so hot this season, I try to leave the house
fairly early - generally around seven in the morning.
These guys beat me, though; they had started
their shift at 10 p.m. and were coming to the end of their
work day. Over the years, I've noticed a lot of highway crews
working through the night. 'Though still hot the temps
are tolerable, without the glare of the sun.
They had repaired holes in the stucco surface, puttied over gouges,
and cleaned the surface. The men, for the most part, work in anonymity,
unaccustomed to nosy women asking about their work.