I have been trying to maintain momentum on the floorboard installation at the same time as the removal of the pine trees.
Monday through Wednesday I prepared the last 8 floorboards.
Out on site I screwed down the previously positioned 4 runs of floorboards and then went on to lay another 5.
I had no tarpaulin cover and it was extremely hot at the edge of the temporary roof.
I installed the last two runs and then put the temporary roof back together again.
Again, it was very hot and I was only able to work 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off.
Even the floorboards, in the sun, were so hot that they burned my skin on contact.
I had a brief scare at one point - I saw a whole lot of whiskers coming out of the structural steel and thought I had a major mould problem.
I then realised it was a possum sleeping between two back to back PFC's.
By the end of the day I had buttoned up the temporary roof again.
So hurray ! After 7 months I had finished the last of the floorboard installation.
I stayed overnight so that I could start first thing in the morning.
I was up at 5.00 am and outside by 6.00 am.
My first job was to bring all the tools down from the roof space.
I also drilled some holes to remount one of the support frames but this will have to wait for another day for completion.
I have been trying, for the last 3 weeks, to have a crack at knocking down all the wild rye and wild barley as well as the crab grass.
Today I managed to get in an hour and a half on this before Barry arrived.
Another 2 hours needed I am estimating.
After this, the rest of the day was devoted to dragging away the canopy while Barry climbed the next pine tree and dropped each section.
Ian came over and helped - which was much appreciated.
Barry stopped work at 13:00 and after cleaning up and packing up we dropped a load of canopy at the local transfer station and I then gave him a lift to the Sawyers Valley pub where a friend would give him a lift to Midland.
I had intended to go bacl and load up again but I was too exhausted.
I was almost home anyway so I called an end to the day.
I was up at 5.00 am, left home at 6.00 am, loaded up out on site and was back home by 10.00 am.
I will drop this load off to the Coppin Road transfer station some time on Monday.