Towards the end of last week I liberally applied cold galvanising to all the welds and raw steel in the second column.
On Friday I loaded up both columns ready to make an early start on Saturday.
On Saturday it was raining so the first job was to reinstate the tarpauling across the back wall.
I had an attempt at this two months ago but the eyelets were torn out within a week so I took it down.
This time I drilled 12 mm holes through the temporary roof beams and fastened the tarpaulins much more securely.
This all took longer than I had hoped - about 3 hours.
After this I placed the first column, did up all the bolts, checked for level, inserted shims and drilled the top holes.
I had hoped to install both columns and even replace the floorboards but by 4.30 I had only just completed the first one and I had tools everywhere that needed to be stored away.
I packed up, dropped one side of the tarpaulins so that there would be not further ripping, and headed home.