Words of Wisdom
Tips for a better life and Dennis
advises a reader.
Check your flaps. With these high winds we been having lately,
that's always a good idea to make sure anything you've got covered with a bit of tarpaulin
because that's prone to damp is still tucked up snug. Many a good sheet of ply has been ruined for want of checking
that was tucked in. And make sure it's robust against the hailstones. Try chucking marbles at your tarpaulin
and if any go through, that's time for a new one.
A reader writesÖ
I am that worried.
See, I'm in the general maintenance and handyman line up
at the extrusions works and the foreman say if I put in for any more replacement hammers and screwdrivers and suchlike
he won't sign the docket I've lost that many, he say.
Me trouble is, when I'm on the job I set me tools down without thinking
and when I reach for them they're gone. I lost a 2ft Stanley smoothing plane last Wednesday. Is it just me?
My missus says I'm past it but that's always plagued me.
Ernest Mervyn Flaxman,
2, The Roundabout,
Don't fret so. Losing your stuff just proves you're a good workman.
All good men lose their tools and that's because they've got theirs minds on theirs jobs.
Have you tried rolling your own? A lot of men try rolling their own on account of
that give them time to think where they've set theirs tools down. Anyhow, they all turn up in the end.
I lost me favourite King Dick adjustable 1989 and that only turned up a week back.