I really have some lovely builders on site: Tom (my friends Hayley and Carly’s dad), Andrew (Project Manager) and Allan (retired plumber). But they are a bit ‘dad-like’: protective. They treat me like I am fragile! Eventually Andrew gave in and let me help. I heard Tom say to him: “you’re not giving her the Bosch?”, and Andrew reply: “she’ll be alright…” And alright I was! This Bosch drill with ‘thingemebob’ attachment (they did tell me its real name, but I have forgotten again) weighs a ton, but at least I got a good workout!
This is Andrew: his signature trait is his upbeat personality, attention to detail, ability to make excellent suggestions and of course his mop of hair.
Below are Tom and Alan. Tom is quiet, reserved, skilled and loves the Dubliners. His eyes light up when he talks about them. He is Irish, although he sounds like a Manc these days. He won’t stop until something is perfect. Alan is a retired plumber with a very good sense of humour. He loves Allo Allo (see later post).
You can see them in action here: steel support has gone in, and being boarded up, getting ready for plastering.