This week was a week of extremes. We saw gradually increasing temperatures running up to Thursday which, as predicted, was the hottest day ever recorder in this country, though not exactly where we were. The Thursday morning was spent by me on the roof, laying down and taping up insulation. With the roof fully boarded, this job can now be completed. The reflective nature of the insulation boards led to the roof being significantly hotter then the rest of the ridiculously hot site. Various estimates I have heard from people who were up there include 60 degrees, 100 degrees and VERY F&*%@#G HOT, but a conservative estimate would be 45 degrees.
Friday was expected to provide light showers around lunchtime and instead dropped more rain than I have seen, even in Manchester. It was reminiscent of a tropical storm I experienced in Brazil and was experienced under a roof that has not yet been properly weatherproofed. If included as design features, these waterfalls would have made exceptional if slightly inconvenient water features. Webby’s wieners were a highlight though!