Saturday 21st April 2012, Heathcote Junction.
It could be just as well we are moving north in a week or so as it will be good to have a rest for a while. Matt and I have been preparing the shed, 12 by 6 meters of it, to concrete the floor. The first chore over the last week was to move a little part of plumbing as it was not in the correct place, meaning digging trenches, then emptying the shed of everything stored in there. The next thing was to spread 10 tonne, yes ten tonne, of gravel over the floor area to get it at the right level for the concrete, and this morning I felt like I had shovelled every barrow load of it, only to meet the concrete truck pulling into the driveway at 8:30 in the morning. Fortunately we had plenty of willing workers to push the barrows so I do admit I looked for the easier tasks during the day, and now it is a pleasure to look into the shed and see the end result. The completion of this chore will mean much to Matt as it will now give him plenty to do building what they intend to be done in it with not having to worry too much about the weather. As for me the next week or so before we depart will be organising the final few things here, and at the museum, so nothing will be left half done during our absence.