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From Monday through to Sunday, every spare moment I had I was painting the studs with exterior paint.**
Friday afternoon I sat down and worked out the trenching positions for all 4 sets of plates and Friday evening I managed to trench 2 of the sets.

Saturday morning I trenched the remaining ones.

I then set up the carpentry horses in our main driveway in preparation for the first frame construction.

This required some time to square and level the frames.

Intermixed with this I painted up one set of plates so I could start construction.