Does anything ever go as planned? The trick is to be flexible enough to roll with it when your plans take on a will of their own.
That’s what Derek has had to do with the construction of his garage. Other than the super-dependable Mike, it’s been a crapshoot as to whether he will have help each day. When he has two guys helping they got a whole lot done. Saturday was another three-man day. It’s amazing to me that a guy will help another guy with gruelling physical labour in the hot sunshine, for nothing more than lunch and a steady supply of fresh water. Three cheers for helpful guys!
Friday was a frustrating day. Nothing seemed to be lining up and it was puzzling. Then Derek hit upon an idea – loosen all of the nuts and create some “play” in the structure. Voila! Back in business. Here is how it stands, at end of day on Saturday:
Three more spans on each side, a back and a front -and we’re in business! There will be a bit of a break in the intensity of working every day while we celebrate Ma Botten’s 80th birthday today and enjoy the 5-day stay of a relative next week. But it looks like something now. Yup, I stand back and say – wow, that’s really something! And then I go back into the cool, air-conditioned house. That’s how I roll.