Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
poliphilo

Mid Morning

Peter is here. The joiners are here. The window boys are here. The plumber is here. We're waiting for Khalid.

Peter is a tartar for health and safety. He's been telling the joiners off for leaving rubbish in the back yard and having boards lying around with nails in them pointing skywards.  He's a dragon, but he's our dragon. We give him coffee and Ailz chats to him about this,that and the other in her elder-sisterly way.

I've been watching the plumber at work. He's older than I am. He was holding a square of some soft stuff in his naked hand and warming it with a blowtorch. "That's moleskin," he says. "Really moleskin?" asks Josh the apprentice. "Yes, really moleskin. I haven't used it in twenty years. Let's see if I still know how". As far as I can make out the moleskin is a wadding he's using to pack the sawn off pipes before he puts a cap on them. 
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