Building the base for a "Mark" in Lincolnshire.
That was a tough week. There were so many extra challenges for me to overcome. The first problem was that the site was inaccessible for the delivery wagon so I spent the whole first day driving to and from the builder merchants to get the 5 tonne of material to site - 600 bricks, 35 solid concrete block, 35 bags of sand, 20 bags aggregate, 18 bags gravel, 28 paving slabs, 15 bags cement.
The next challenge was finding the soil to be heavy clay - it was so sticky it wouldn't come off the shovel and kept wrapping itself around the wheelbarrow's wheel causing it to lock up. I had to excavate a few tonne of soil from the area to get everything level. Finally, heavy rain kept coming through the whole week.
My solution was to keep on working as long as possible. I sleep in the van and it's a remote area so I could get up early and work late. I ended up working from 5:30am until 9pm but I managed to get it all finished by Friday.
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