When I ask him to talk about what he does with the 23 hours a day in which he doesn't work, Frind struggles to answer and then looks helplessly at Kanciar.
She offers a few suggestions -- video games, ski trips, walks -- then tries to focus his energies.
He seems perpetually lost in thought, constantly thinking about and studying the world around him.
"He's always watching his environment to apply it to the site," says Kanciar.
When he does engage in conversation, Frind can be disarmingly frank, delivering vitriolic quips with a self-assured cheerfulness that feels almost mean."If you don't have English, you can't do anything." Frind eventually adjusted, but his was a lonely childhood. When his parents want to see him, they make the 14-hour drive southward.