We were sad to see Kaj go - but he wanted to spend a few days in the city shopping for some presents before he went.
So, again this weekend I was on my own.
First off I needed to drop some roof trusses off to Ian - some other people said they would like them but after a year, don't need them after all.
Ian had given me a refrigerator - he had even repainted it for me.
Even better, he had left it just outside the garage door.
I popped over to his place and borrowed his trolley and soon had the fridge installed inside the garage
Once I started work, I realised that I had to move all the kitchen units to the other side of the room.
I nipped back and borrowed Ian's trolley again - and this made the job easy.
Then at the intended joins of the sheets I needed to install additional stud framing steel.
Usually I ask Kaj to do this - so it was a bit of a shock to find I had to do it myself.
In addition, there were some packers under the stud framing, down at floor level, that needed trimming with a large angle grinder so they would not get in the way of the cladding.
I decided to cut the large sheets before inserting any insulation so that I could avoid going outside in the midday sun to do the resizing.
Now that I am working on these large sheets on my own, I need to come up with some different techniques.
Before, when there was two of us, we would lift the sheet on to some horses, to do the cutting.
Now I just work directly on top of the sheeting stack - but make sure that the cutting path is well clear of any other stock.
To move the sheet in to position, I now drag it flat along the ground and only stand it up on its edge when I reach the doorway.
Also I use a long, gently sloping plank to haul it up so that I avoid damaging myself and the delicate edges of the sheet.
The technique I used last week to lift a large sheet in to position worked well - this time it went even more smoothly.
I worked up until 8.15 in the evening and managed to install 3 out of the 4 sheets for the wall - quite good going, considering that I was working on my own
Next week I just need to install the last panel around the doorway.