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.

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