Worker’s day resolution

Forties drill adI’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I have the utmost respect for people who are good with their hands. I wish I was able to look at a piece of wood and just know how to make it into a staircase or a house, but I don’t. So when I master something manual, it’s always a big victory – much more so than finishing a book. Because it’s hard. (It’s hard to write a book, too, but you know…)

So if yesterday was a kind of New Year’s Eve, I suppose today is the day for implementing some kind of resolution. Mine will be to learn to drill in concrete, because no human being in possession of a house can live without this skill. So now it’s out there, in black on white, and I won’t be able to put it off any longer. I’ll pop back in with proof when I’ve put up all the wall candlesticks that lie waiting in our Mediterranean style spa…

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