Friday, 20 March 2009
Some right old Friday capers here! I am posting from Ireland tonight and it has been a long old day of jobs, sites, things to do and tippin' about (sure).
I woke early and dropped my host and friend Seamus to his brother's house to pick up a drill, and then his next brother's house to get on site, where there was cladding and fabricated sheeting to be put on a shed. Hours of measuring and looking and deliberating and then I ran out in the car to hire a nibbler, a device for clean cutting fabricated metal; the fella down the road who has one had gone off to Dublin.
After supervising the operation you can see here, and after several bits of hydraulic movement on the plant (with me at the wheel!) I dipped out to put on dinner which was (and has) been a fine lamb stew of my own making.
Back on site once the stew was away and then off into New Ross to assist Seamus in some door to door catalogue drops. A 12 hour day of larks in county Wexford and all in all a fine day indeed. Wine on the go as I type and happily tired after a long country day.
All day long the radio has been at some kind of analysis of Ireland's Grand Slam chances tomorrow - they haven't done it since 1948.