March 2005 Blog Posts

  • My poor delicate computer hands

    4 blisters, 2 bits of flesh missing and 3 splinters is the inevitable consequence of manual labor when applied to computer hands. Sheds are cheapish (world steel prices jumped at the end of February), cement is not, so to cut costs I volunteered to be a concreter’s laborer for our new shed. Dumpy, form work, key joint, boxen.  These are the terms that haunted me for 4 days as we prepared the ground for the slab.  A 500mm drop over the length of the shed is offset with 3 dump trucks of metal dust and road...