When I took the following photos yesterday morning the outside temperature reported on my phone was 10 degrees.

I was outside for less than 10 minutes sneaking a peek at some guys working outside in the cold and was imagining how cold is too cold for working outside.

Obviously, if there is such a temperature, it’s colder than 10.

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The photos are of the work being done right now along the Bangor waterfront at Maine Savings Amphitheater.

Don’t worry, I am not going to get too technical about what they are doing.  Reason?  I’m clueless about how to build anything and the planning and execution that goes into a project that is underway at the former Darling's Waterfront Pavilion.

I couldn't even begin to know what is being done to house permanent buildings and slope the lawn area for better views, and better sound containment in the venue.

It was 10 degrees yesterday while they were working.  Hopefully, those hard-working guys get to get back to see not only the work they’re doing once it is complete but to enjoy sunny and 80 on July 23 when Keith Urban comes to town. Record high for July 23 is 99 in 1949.

So to anyone that works outside this time of the year, or when it’s 99 in July, here’s to you.

Thanks to this crew that is getting the venue ready to enjoy 200 days from today. Start the countdown clock, please.

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The rust-colored formations are being driven into the ground by that crane. Where the guys are standing, you'll see those have another 6 feet to go to sync up with the ones at the bottom of the photo.  Also notice how high above ground level the ground to the right is, comparing it to the Bangor Savings Bank for example behind the venue.

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This guy digs the trenches for those "foundations."

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For perspective, you can see how much lower the stage is compared to the ground level closer to the rear of the venue.

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There is a trench in the middle of the pic. Doesn't that ground look cold?

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There are all types of machinery and equipment. I wonder how cold it has to get before these babies won't start.

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Alright guys, have a nice day.  Too cold for me. I'm outta here. See ya when it'll be "Hotter than July."

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