Great photos Titch!!! The first thing that came into my head when I saw the second ones was "ahhh the serenity" hahaha.
We have the same problem in our trade Rosco!!! One young fella that we try and give some casual hours too always bails at the last minute which REALLY gives us the S**TS..or they are just lazy and my poor 45yo hubby has to set the pace for the 25yolds and still then has to push them all day to get it done
In the end we are paying them to do the work for us so my poor hubby will not be totally worn out by the time we retire.....work ethic is very lacking in some of the younger generations especially when it comes to physical labour like our trade (plastering). *gets off soapbox*
Hope you are feeling better soon Gypsy.