These hands were made for working...

It's been a bit of a day. Two, actually. Looking at these, you can't accuse me of NOT working for a living!

We've been running cable through manholes and underground pipes, but these hands could be at the end of any day - and that's the clean version. Cut up, bruised, veins showing clearly thanks to hours of slog and heavy lifting over many months, nails in a state - yup, that's my hands.

I used to have hands like these:

Those were my office-job hands, nails done up, skin soft, the works.

Not anymore. Now these hands are made for working - and they're earning their keep. Washing dishes is a bit of a pain though :-)