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There is a lovely Aussie tradition of mates helping each other out on big projects and this film is an example of that tradition made manifest. My brother Peter has built himself a super new shed to keep his vintage cars in and today he organized the pouring of a concrete floor for about half of the shed ( the rest will be done in a few weeks time) after setting up the boxing laying the moisture barrier and steel reinforcing mesh he also arranged for a whole tribe of his mates to come out and help lay the slab. Fortunately his mate Charlie has done this sort of thing before so the end result was the beautiful floor that you see in my final shot. In keeping with another fine Aussie tradition after the work was done it was my job to cook everyone burgers and snags on the barbie and most importantly a few ales were shared to celebrate the end of a job well done.

Cheers Comrades

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3 Comments

  1. GD says:

    Nice slab! As someone who hasn’t indulged in much physical labour I am always in awe of what blokes can do on building sites, home renos etc. Nice videoing, although I was hoping to see shots of the barbie afterward. I can relate to that better.

  2. Iain Hall says:

    I get where you are coming from GD because I was in awe of Charlie’s work yesterday he is an old bloke who is rather close to retirement age but to see him in action with the screed, float and trowel just made me so aware of how we don’t value the manual trades enough in our society.
    As for filming the barbie well I though about that too when I was editing the film yesterday because i approached filming the process like composing a documentary film and I had a plan of sorts but as I was rather worse for wear by then and you can’t swing the tongs and a camera at the same time it did not make it into the film.

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