SWELTERING conditions made it unsafe for many tradesmen to work outdoors on Tuesday, but one bloke was still up to the challenge.
Paul Bonomini refused to let the climate take a toll on his excavation business as he concreted a driveway at Boolaroo and sent a message to everyone who called it quits.
‘‘Everyone says we’re copping it, we aren’t copping it,’’ he said.
‘‘Turn the airconditioner off and get out in it, lap it up, we live in Australia.’’
Work was not the first place that Mr Bonomini wanted to spend his day – he would have loved to be out on the lake.
The sun tormented Mr Bonomini and his tradesmen and the wind showed no mercy as it blew in from the west.
But all the workers were more than happy to chip in, he said.
‘‘We are taking it a little easier today, but we’re pretty laid back and easy-going,’’ said Mr Bonomini.
At the other end of the spectrum, the manager of Warners At The Bay bottle shop, Mark Mead, spent most of the day rearranging the shop’s cool room.
‘‘I have the best job: every day I get to choose who goes in the cool room,’’ he said.
But Mr Mead was still working up a sweat, showing there was no escaping the heat.