Of course i wrote to them immediately as it is convenient, close and interesting apart from me needing work. I got a response fast, he was looking for someone the next day. Fine with me.
He is re-doing the roof of an elderly lady. Basic job: remove the old shingles, clean the roof of nails, clear the ground from waste material; especially nails, and give him a hand whenever needed.
He did ask if i was scared of heights or had any issues working on a 2 storied building. I scoffed; i have been to higher heights (paragliding) but it dawned on me only when i was actually on the roof :)
The slope is acute. Removing the shingles is one thing with a shovel on a slope but the sand/granules that shake off and sprinkle down the roof makes it slidy. That is scary not the heights. There is a plank at the bottom of the roof to keep tools, shingles and as a safety measure. Helps.
You never know what sort of person you gonna be working with, so in the morning it is a pleasure to be curious and open; mainly ready to do whatever to impress! :)
The first day went well. Hard work, back paining, but with Aurovici's Feldenkreis' exercise it helps! We prepared the roof for another professional roofer to do the job. I was his "thambi". Filling in the gaps; a brazilian, sorry that his team lost!
We were 3 to do the work. A days work went well, finished.
Am going to make an omelette it is lunch time. Catherine is resting playing the Wii - Dragon emblem (fighting lots of dragons and magic) Good time pass :)