The sun is shining, it is warm outside. I am inside, I don’t mind because I am in the amazing position of watching men working who take a real pride in what they do. The preparation for laying large floor panels was painstaking and was mathematically creative.
It was great to watch both the drawing out of the various points the joiner wanted to work on and seeing the actual work to finish the job he’d planned for. The young plumber arrived, set about his work very conscientiously, listening to what we required and checking with his team mate what other work had to be done. He was very careful, double-checking every pipe, every joint that he had neatly installed. He came to life when his work was appreciated.
The joiner, who is the lead person in this work, rarely stops. He is obviously house-trained, tidying up as he goes, sweeping any building residue into piles, which, will get sucked up into an industrial vacuum cleaner. There are a couple of other tradesmen due to arrive this week, it will be fascinating to compare how they operate.
The electrician was a bit grumpy, but a cup of coffee soon softened him up. The joiner guided our chat with him and all was well. Again, a really careful tidy bit of installation.
I think we’ll be topsy -turvy till the weekend. After that, I hope I shall be able to move back into my kitchen. Meantime, the kettle has been well used and the toaster has done a sterling job, when I can find the things I want to toast!