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(Editor’s note: Gary Evans writes works of fiction.)

I have chosen to wear a nice suit to work today. We have a meeting with an architect and a general contractor at 1 p.m. in Northern Virginia. I am submitting our proposal drawing for the curtain wall on a new building in Tyson’s Corner.

It looks as though it might snow today, and traffic will be bad, especially the ride home to Annapolis. It could take several hours due to wrecks and very slow moving traffic. Snow slows everything to a crawl.

I have finished my early meetings with my project managers and reviewed an estimate that has to be submitted by the close of business today. It is for a new building for the AOL campus.

So far, it’s been a quiet morning. I am finishing my second cup of coffee when the phone rings. It’s a field foreman.

“We have a problem, I need you at the job site,” the field foreman said.

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