Beginning my second week at Daneby Studio, I felt I had more of a grasp of how sites work. After an unfortunate incident which saw me fall down a gap in the floor on Friday morning of my first week, I arrived with caution and have spent an inordinate amount of time checking that there is something for me to step on whenever I move somewhere.
The building grew quite quickly this week, with several new timber walls sprouting from the concrete cubes that had made up the structure.
This week saw the introduction of someone even newer than me and together we’ve successfully moved a significant amount of heavy stuff around site, possibly lifting more weight in a week than in the previous 23 years of my life combined.
Food has continued to be a source of great happiness at work and it isn’t an exaggeration to say that the barbecue is the most important piece of kit on site. With spectacular weather and more on the way, the build is progressing with surprising speed. The only slight downside to an otherwise lovely week was a burst tyre on the way home on Friday. This was also shortly before I embarked on the four-hour journey home which had to be undertaken with a space saver tyre restricted to 50 mph. I felt the weight of the week when I finally arrived and promptly fell into a coma.