57/366 [Hard at work]

Pool tiling

I have been keeping company with these two men for over three months. They began by digging up the paving around the pool. The paving that had been upended and pushed out of shape by the roots of evergreen alders ever searching for the water that has been so scarce in falling from above. It has been three months of hard, physical effort for them – jackhammering, cleaning bricks, relaying into concrete, grouting, cleaning and building a new, small deck. Today, after they worked out how to get at them without getting wet, they retiled the damaged pool wall. And they celebrated the end of the job.

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~ by korechronicles on February 26, 2008.

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