1 EAGLETON NOTES: Concreting Day One

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Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Concreting Day One

Yesterday was the day for doing the shuttering for the area between the house and the toolshed which I am intending to concrete after I had to dig up the previous concrete to lay a new drain.  Today the plan is to start the concreting.  Why, today of all days, did the wind have to drop and the midges descend in their thousands?

David surveying the afternoon's work

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  1. Looks like David has everything under control....hope the midges stay away today, so you can some more work done.

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    1. I'm just the labourer. I'm not paid to think. One boss on the job is quite enough.

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    2. Virginia, Marcel (aka David) is far too modest. In reality we work rather well together as a team: the difference between us on the thinking side being that David thinks constantly and I can't even remember the last time I had a thought.

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  2. Looks like a big job. Hope all goes well and the midges stay away...

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    1. Thank you Monica. They did for the most part. However we were rather plague by flies and the dreaded Clegs or Horseflies which have a particularly nasty bite which can penetrate quite substantial clothing.

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  3. Oh er! Who is under there then?

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    1. Andrea I'm not telling. (even if I could remember!).

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  4. I think this is a job for an artisan. Who wrote the limerick about changing a light bulb? My brain is forgetting things. There are midges about here today but they aren't females as I'm not getting bitten.

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    1. Adrian, David provided brains and muscle and I was the artisan (leastways that's what David called me, I think).

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  5. There's always something to keep a house owner busy. It's a good thing you have an overseer for the job.

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  6. See my reply to Virginia. I've retired from overseeing.

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  7. It looks like very neat and systematic work, I like it!

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    1. One thing about concreting Meike is that you have to have a system and be organised or the result could be disaster.

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