Helping around the Valdelentisco community is fun and rewarding. I’ve learnt new skills and kept old ones sharp.
There are lots of folk who just need a second pair of hands, or they know what they want to do but age prevents ladder climbing or roof walking.
I have three house-sits this month and also some jobs in other properties: re-wire a jacuzzi supply and fit isolator, re-wire a well pump, replace roof tiles, strip walls and coat before painting in five rooms, new security lighting in two different properties, parking sensor/illumination by a garage and more.
Mostly outside jobs in the sun, and I have ideas for the roof terrace at my place. The coming sit in Fareham UK will take me away from cracking through the list, but no-one is desperate for the work to finish.
Helping Deryck and Margaret pick olives passed a fun few Saturday hours. First time I’ve picked them off a tree. I plucked the olives while practising an old tongue twister, seeing how fast I could repeat it and keep it clean:
I’m not the pheasant plucker,
I’m the pheasant pluckers son,
But I’ll do the pheasant plucking
Till the pheasant plucker comes.