Tuesday, January 5, 2010

My reserved spot

We were on the move early today as our appliances were being delivered. A spot between 7 and 11 has been "reserved" for us as if it's a gift to be able to get up in the dark and drive up to the rancho. Just our luck - the truck arrived at 11:00. The two drivers were moderately upset at the difficulty finding the property. Once they got the truck in position, they off-loaded everything efficiently and carefully. I was particularly impressed with how they juggled the dolly so that the threshold wouldn't be damaged. Both delivery men smelled excellent. I've noticed that most of the workers on our job are more dedicated to personal grooming than they used to be.

The tilers cut diamonds in the stucco on the front pillars where nine Mexican tiles will be inserted. Joy of joy, the plumbers arrived! They parked the car and plumber number one climbed out and stretched himself on the driveway in the sun. The driver, plumber number two was instantly asleep in the car. Why are plumbers always so exhausted?

Most of the day I spend scraping excess concrete off the screeds and removing masking tape lines from the stucco. Twenty hours more and I should have it licked.