A Day in the Life of the Owners
6.30am: Alarm goes off. Blink away sleep and get up.
7am: Walk around with site manager Matt. Have ciggie & a coffee.
8am: Hop on the digger. Come to terms with this is where most of the day will be spent.
9am: Shift bricks, tiles, mud, ect.
10am: Have an hour-long meeting that was supposed to be 20 minutes.
11am: Work on the budget. Consider buying the winning lottery ticket.
12pm: Reply to page-long emails & drink lots of coffee.
1pm: Ask for lunch. Make a phone call and get put on hold for half an hour.
2pm: Back to the digger. Think about installing a cup holder.
3pm: Do something that results in being very muddy and/or dusty.
4pm: Try to tidy the site, get asked a million questions. Have ciggie.
5pm: Lock up & have a chat with Matt about progress, problems, and positives.
6pm: Touch base with Amelia
7pm: Spend an hour regaining strength, A.K.A power nap.
8pm: Muddle some supper together with remnants of the food in the fridge
Sleep. Repeat. 7 Days a week.
Marcus’ day in a picture:
6.30am: Alarm goes off. Five more minutes.
7am: Coffee. Black. No Sugar. Check emails.
8am: Make a large building order. Wonder how many more pairs of gloves will need to be ordered.
9am: Spend an hour arguing with utility companies.
10am: Meet with contractors/suppliers/tradesmen. Simultaneously, learn a whole new language – building jargon.
11am: Trap Marcus in the office to do paperwork. Make more phone calls.
12pm: Arrange for furniture to be picked up. Measure rooms to see if said furniture will fit.
1pm: Multitask making lunch while being bombarded with questions.
2pm: Simultaneously have two meetings about accounts and marketing
3pm: Spend more time on the phone, making appointments and bartering prices.
4pm: Print Invoices. Feel sorry for bank account.
5pm: Listen to voicemails from people who couldn’t get through earlier.
6pm: Update Marcus
7pm: More shopping!!
8pm: Realise there’s no food in the cupboards
Sleep. Repeat. 7 days a week.
Amelia’s day in a picture: