It was snowing outside in the morning, but I was warm at my girlfriend's place. I walked with her to work before going surfing.
The waves were 1 small metre in size and there were beautiful waves to longboard at the foot of some snowy mountains. There were 3 of us in the water until another longboarder came along. We got chatting quickly, one thing led to another and we started to talk about work.
"Are you looking for a job? I have one for you if you want, and this afternoon!"
It’s the easiest job to understand but also the most physical one I've ever done. The goal is simple: Plant a forest.
I planted 400 trees yesterday.
We worked standing up, trying not to bend over to preserve our backs. With a shovel and our boots, we planted these future trees which will be cut down in 15 years, maybe 20.
Don’t think that we worked in a flat and easy field. Everywhere was mud, brambles and tree stumps.
We worked for 4 hours. I am not paid by the hour but by the task. For 100 trees, I earn 13€, under the table of course…
I slept like a baby after that.
No waves today but lots of trees to plant, and in the rain this time.
Everything is going well with my girlfriend.
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