sharpening the chisel – 3 hours
marking out the circle – 3 minutes
sawing bits of wood to make floor bearers at the stinking tip – 2 hours. key team members: arnau, gary, gary’s right testicle, pau, anna (officially NOT a fascist leader) and a dead cat.
drilling holes in the wall posts – 1 hour. phil
trench digging where the bearers will lie on the ground – 1 hour. team members chuk, maskell and smallchuk
lunch. yoopeee. perfect. coffee
levelling bearers and laying and nailing down floorboards on them- hours
discussing whether to bury the door frame intstead of sawing it – yes
discussing whether anna is, in fact, a fascist
by sundown: floorboards looking flat, wall looking stringy, imminent football match being discussed, arnau’s car battery run down, some not that warm solar showers taken and beer drunk
by 3am .. most people full of wine and on their way to bed
nutella. coffee and tea at the same time. realtively low level of functioning all round.
more floorboards and wedging extra bits of wood under the bendy places,
heat. hunger. lunch. river trip option turned down because people are keen to crack on 🙂 (and they were sitting in the shade at the time)
trying to make the lattice walls have a straight end, running out of string
starting to realise that we are not actually going to get this bastard put together by sundown… but we all had plenty of time to eat pancakes and hot potatoes.
most importantly there are volunteers to come back in a fortnight (24th April) and carry on 🙂