Back On The Tools

Sorry reader and followers for my lack of blogging today (and tomorrow) … The old poet traded his quill in this morning (and again tomorrow), for his old rusty spanner and diirty hammer ..

Back On The Tools. (adapted from “An Old-time Plumber”)

Could I actually do the task?

Am I physically strong enough?

Am I mentally sharp and stable enough?

To endure two days of hard work?

Surprise, surprise, I survived day one

Job nearly completed and clients suitably pleased

And I am home enjoying a red wine

Although when I finished it was almost dark

And my back was stiff as red-gum bark

But a job stamped by my old-time quality trademark

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

73 thoughts on “Back On The Tools”

    1. Thanks Willow … I’ll have too do some stretching exercises today.. to get the old body moving .. ouchie .. all over .. 😊😯


    1. Thank Dwight .. but the job is not going well … the copper tube has corroded in a number of spots…. my repair work might be only a short term fix … β€œAll the copper may need replacing” 😊🌏😯

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      1. Yes indeed … and the complete renovation of the copper piping will be a job too big for me … going to work now to finish off my repair work work

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    1. Definitely a much needed remedial drink … and I slept like a log last night … and now I’m going to work again to finish off the job .. 🌝🌏😊

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      1. I’ve just finished my 2nd day of work … and me and Frankie have stopped at the Box Office Cafe on the way home for a coffee and cake πŸ°β˜•οΈπŸ˜ŠπŸŒπŸ’•

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      2. oh this sounds lovely Ivor. I wish you could come help with my plumbing lol.
        Can you do me a favor and see i I show up in your reader? I posted today and most haven’t seen it. If you don’t mind unfollowing and following it might be help. W.P. πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ. and then go in and check my post today if it’s not too much trouble. thanks so much!! πŸ’–πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜

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  1. What a great task you’ve undertaken and completed…!!!
    Sadly, like all things as we age, it might be time to hang up the hammer and tool belt.
    Be well and healthy, Ivor. We, and I do mean me too, are at a point in our lives where
    rest takes first place. Have a wonerful week … Isadora 😎

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  2. How satisfying to find you can still do a hard day’s work. I hope your back was okay the next day. We are being called to do some tricky tasks these days and to call on our old skill set to help others.

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    1. I’ve just finished the next day’s work .. and now enjoying a coffee and cake at the Box Office cafe β˜•οΈπŸ°πŸ˜Š .. at the moment my back is reasonable 😊🌏

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