Monday, 29 June 2009

Team effort sites the beams

With a roar this machine turned up just before lunch. Quietly it snoozed in the baking hot sun. So did we. Well we tried to. Managed five minutes, then the machine was woken up and that was that.





Time for the poutres to go in! Yippee! Been waiting for this event for weeks, if not months. And now the time has come!
Up comes the poutre......(Danni is in charge of all of this)








Down into position it is guided......












To be tested by Lester when all nine were in place and Danni and company had left.







Phew! Everyone dripped, including me who was watching the proceedings from the only shaded area which was beneath the gate arch. Boy oh boy, it was a hot one today.

Things I have learnt today: That it is useful to wear one's cotton hat when cooking in the caravan on a seriously hot day, as then one's sweaty brow will be mopped up by the hat before rivers of sweat run down into the eyes which could cause an inconvenience if one needs to get things out of the oven or off the stove.
That it is useful to keep a glass of cold water in the fridge which will quickly cool down any little burns one acquires because one did not pay attention to the previous learning quick enough, and as a result ended up with eyes full of salty water at an inopportune moment.