During the week I prepared the next 8 floorboard runs.
I stayed out on site on Friday and installed the first 4.
With the advantage of not needing to close up the roof overnight I was able to reinstall/uninstall the various roof uprights to give myself a racing start for the next day.
I was outside by 6.00 am and dealt with a number of chores that I had been meaning to do for quite some time.
At 8.30 am Barry showed up.
I have been very lucky to get hold of him.
I have been trying for many weeks to find a tree climber to take down 4 very large pine trees next to the house - they are a fire hazard.
The big fire we had 9 months ago started 500 metres to the north of us so I am very aware of fire hazards on our property.
Barry did a great job and had the first tree down in 3 hours.
This is the smallest tree and all the others may take twice as long.
We will aim to do one tree a week.
The canopy took me two trips to the green waste area at the tip.
Sandy became very creative and found a number of people who wanted a section of the waste for a Christmas tree.
There are now a number of potential Chrismas trees lying on our verge with a sign "Free Christmas tree".
Let's see if next weekend I can finish off the floor boards and also get another tree down.