Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Working on a scaffolding

Last week my life was mainly about a couple of things: paid work in Groningen, driving the car to Veendam (40 min drive) and working on the scaffolding and getting some sleep.

Steiger 08-2010

We replaced the planks just under the rooftiles. They weren't screwed on, but stuck with nails. Which meant we had to hammer them out with chisels, running up and down the scaffolding, moving it from time to time. We're not überDIY experts, but we got the job done with hard work.

The week looked as follows:
Mondaymorning the job in Groningen, the afternoon and evening on the scaffolding in Veendam till 9pm'ish.
Tuesday: early in the morning till late afternoon on the scaffolding, racing back to work in Groningen in the evening till 10pm'ish
Wednesdaymorning: work in Groningen, afternoon & evening: scaffolding till 9.30pm
Thursdaymorning 7am till almost noon on the scaffold, racing to Groningen to work from 1-10pm.
Fridaymorning: zzzzzz and 1-10pm: work

btw, for the keen eye: wearing the buff :)

Upcoming post(s): Hadrians Walk (I've already uploaded the majority of the photo's, and the folder has gotten tons of hits!), Trygon photo's (warhammer 40K) and a good plug for


Blogger Arkonbey said...

Those roof tiles look funky. At least you had some good weather for it.

Looks as though you aren't afraid of heights.

I'm not either, I can look at tall things all day! I'm afraid of hitting after I fall from heights.

21 August 2010 at 02:22  
Blogger Maarten Jalink said...

Lol! I remember that window... something about a small dude, alcohol, puke and a mattress :P

22 August 2010 at 16:25  
Blogger Arjan said...

@ Arkonbey, we were very lucky to have good weather or we wouldn't have been able to climb up safely :)
The rooftiles aren't that funky..although I broke the top corner one and we had to get a new one, there was only one store open in a 30 mile radius because of the holidays.
No problems with height although it we did have minor 'sea-legs' when we got down because the scaffolding wasn't all that rigid.

22 August 2010 at 16:49  
Blogger Arjan said...

@ Maarten: ah goodtimes :)
I only dropped a rooftile this time. The part that broke off clean fell 7m from the rooftop and after that dídn't break strangely enough.

22 August 2010 at 16:50  

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