Saturday, May 19, 2007

Padding the CV

This week, I expanded my tool kit of mobile skills by helping a friend renovate his house.
This involved moving a board fence, moving boulders which will become integral and large elements in a pond, hanging a door, and installing gyproc, also known as sheet rock, gypsum board and a big pain in the neck, and back and arms.
After attempting to support a full sheet of gyproc over my head for 20 minutes, I began to appreciate the routine of an office job.
Unfortunately, the chore became even more stressful when on one afternoon, a man who was helping me move a stove from the basement, suffered a massive heart attack and died right in front of us.
The experience was one of those moments that remind you that life is fleeting, and in the end,
there is no point in sweating over whether a piece of panelling is perfectly level.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Most wonderful

It is the most wonderful time of the year, for many things, including lumberjacking, and planting flowers. The bugs have yet to invade, and the humidity has not yet descended upon us.

Soon, we will we picking morels and fiddleheads, delicacies that appear for brief periods.