We've finished our brick-paving project
By Judy Evans
December 1, 2022 11:24pm CST
Yesterday, three of us finished a brick paving project that we started last Sunday, and which I’ve written about before. Vince, his brother and myself began work at 8am and finished about 4pm. It’s was my BIL’s birthday and he turned 73 so we’re all getting on in years. At morning tea, the lady-of-the-house gave BIL a cupcake with a sparkler in it so that was nice. We stayed with the BIL for the night and had a very pleasant evening. This morning, I am so stiff and sore I can hardly move. If I drop anything, I am really battling to pick it up. Vince isn’t much better. I sat on some sort of massaging pad this morning and it was really helpful. I am thinking of getting one of my own as I think it would be good for my back. You can see the ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos above. That's my niece and I in the photos. She was there on the first day. The levels and gradients were quite tricky but it’s turned out really well. The owners are thrilled and the rest of us feel very gratified too. It’s nice to be able to help others.
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• Rockingham, Australia
We are seeing him again tomorrow. I will tell him he is an ox! It's okay. He will think it is funny. I was born in 1946. Can you tell me what I am please? I know I could look it up and I've done so before but have forgotten.
• Bangalore, India
Wow! That's a neat work there. You must be proud of yourself . Now your backs deserve rest and some bit of pampering with massage. I have asked my help to come in the afternoon for a massage. It's been a long and I have been having some tiredness and muscle pain lately. Wishing your BIL a year or health and happiness.. belated birthday wishes for him
The work looks perfect and so fine. I can understand feeling stiff and sore, that is really heavy and hard work. I hope that you can take it easy for a bit and rest those over-worked muscles. I am sure that the homeowners will long remember and appreciate this work of love that you did for them.
@JudyEv The kind of expertise I would have - I am no professional - we get such labour around here to do such jobs. They are called unskilled workers For example we would get our gardener to do such jobs and he is not an expert in this line But laying tiles in a house or even in a garden where cementing is required a professional would be employed. We call them masons.