A Day in the Life of an Industrial Electrician is a short book by Don Lundblad, a retired industrial electrician. It takes the reader on a quick tour of what an electrician does day-to-day and some things about the business he’s in. From the mundane to the exhilarating, this is an enjoyable read for any type of person who has a job in the electrician industry.
This book is filled with stories of the bizarre, some humorous, some sad, and some hilarious. One story, “The Engineer,” revolves around a disgruntled engineer who supposedly sabotaged his own repair bill. He must pay for the damages done and goes out in a limo with his friends while wearing a silver suit. There are a lot of humorous stories that don’t take away from the real stories in the book.
While many people have mechanical problems, accidents, or repairs, there are still many who still need electricians. In addition to electricity, some people need electrical professionals in the water supply, plumbing, roofs, and heating/cooling systems.
There is an interesting story about White Walker the Wild West creature who terrorized people in a remote area. The stories are very imaginative and fun. There are even jokes in the book about if someone did such and was electrocuted, they would have blackened to death.
After an electrician went through a divorce, she found herself drawn to a lesbian. The good thing about this story is that it doesn’t make the reader feel sorry for the gay couple, it just makes the reader wonder if it would have been better if the woman had been straight. Most men feel it would have been better because it’s just a fact that there are straight women that want to be with a man. So that’s all good in this story.
An electrician learns that a clear bag is a good way to clean a ceiling or any other item in the home. A flammable liquid is used and it doesn’t work, so the clear bag gets burned, sending a white spray from the liquid into the ceiling. On the ceiling goes.
An electrician takes the day off for a good time in Las Vegas. She pays for his excursion and is a little rough with him before her shift in the machine shop. The whole thing takes place in front of several people.
Some of the stories are about senior year of high school, some about college, and some are from a few years after college. They’re all really interesting stories about a world that we live in.
I liked the one story that described what the day was like for an industrial electrician in his spare time. After giving a talk at a local high school, he goes home for the night. As he goes into his bedroom, he notices that the ceiling fan is not functioning. He realizes that it must be plugged in, but it is not.
The following morning, the ceiling fan still doesn’t work. So he decides to climb up and check it out. What he finds is that the ceiling fan motor needs a new part. He picks up the phone to call an electrician but realizes that he has work to do in the machine shop so he takes care of it on his own.
What a day. Every part of this story is pretty good. Even though the main character isn’t the best electrician in the business, he still gets his work done when necessary. There is a lesson here, about working together and having patience, and it is what makes a strong electrician.
Overall, “A Day in the Life of an Industrial Electrician” is a fun and enjoyable read. It doesn’t take too long to get into it and will keep you entertained throughout. until the next story comes out.