"Catcher" is a carpenter/cabinetmaker
by profession and is the landlord's
foreman dealing with other workers
doing maintenance on his properties.
It turns out he's also a contractor for
doing finish work on new construction.
After dropping Cristy off at the bus
station, he took me to a house his crew
is working on. Surprise! All the
moulding and detail work on the walls
and ceilings is plaster. Some of it isprecast and a lot of it is done in place.
He explained that even though the
house settles and cracks develop, it'seasy to repair the plaster.
Doors with details and carving like those
in my house are built up from solidpieces of wood.
Sure blows common stereotypes out ofthe water.