When a plan comes together. We had a gorgeous day, not just for Autumn but even for a Summer’s day, with a high of 25 degrees Celsius, blue skies and refreshing light winds. So no reason not to make great strides with the new wood store and that’s just what I did.

After easing the bottom of the left hand door so it would open and close smoothly, first, bolts top and bottom on the right hand door.

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Then a bolt on the outside too, so I can secure the doors closed and also put a padlock on when I’m away.

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Then hooks and eyes to hold the doors open when I need to.

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And that was more or less it. Here’s a shot with just the roof and the two vertical corner trims left to do, which I’ll probably leave until next week because the warm weather is going to continue for a few more days (not quite so warm after tomorrow, but still very warm for the time of year) so when I come to stick the roofing felt down, I’ll know the roof boards are as dry as they could possibly be.

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So at last it was time to give it a clean and tidy up.

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In readiness for the big moment. Finally I could move my wood into the store where I know it will remain dry until I take it out to burn this Winter. It was back-breaking and sweaty work in the heat of the afternoon but it was very satisfying to at last see it stored in the place where I planned it to be all those weeks ago.

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I laid a few flat terra-cotta bricks in front of the store before I began moving it, which you can see in the next shots. The idea is that they will be something to walk on later on in the year when it will be much more muddy, and I also used the old broken ‘grenier’ stairs which you can also just see, for the same purpose. Hopefully these will do until I can lay the stone path that I have plans in mind for.

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And a last shot showing the space on the other side of the store where eventually I’ll be keeping my cement mixer, rotavator, lawn mower and other bits and pieces.

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Tomorrow we expect to have a similar day to today but with the temperature rising even higher to 30 degrees Celsius. I think I’ll take it a bit easy and who knows – I might even see if I can pull out my pockets and get enough centimes together for a short flight in 56NE at the end of the afternoon. Now that would be nice 🙂