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Sarking

As I said at the end of my last but one house post, I'd engaged some local builders to put on the sarking boards and membrane.

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Boats

Glanced up from my desk to notice a somewhat larger than normal boat somewhat closer inshore than normal. As it looked mildly photogenic I got my telescope out (Celestron 80mm NexStar refractor - it's f/5 so 400 mm focal length) to play with using the camera on the back a bit more.

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Last Rafters

Got the last batch (of 8) rafters up today.

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Still Rafters

Still putting up rafters.

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Aurora

Last night (2017-11-07 Tue) there was the best aurora display I've seen.

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More Rafters

Still putting up rafters.

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Funnel Cloud

Not something often seen in Caithness but there was a nice funnel cloud off to the south west of my house site this morning, just after 11 o'clock.

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Seven Up

Well, the digger arranged for Monday indeed wasn't available. It's a brand new one which went to the Black Isle show last Thursday and was supposed to be delivered to the builder on Friday but didn't actually arrive until Monday evening.

The forecast wind seemed to slip back through the week and reduce so I arranged for it to come, for its first outing, today (Thursday).

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One South Rafter Up

After Wednesday's attempt to get a rafter for the south side up the weather hasn't been great. I did a bit on Thursday and a very short session on Saturday afternoon but that's it.

The digger arranged for tomorrow (Monday) looks like not happening for at least a day or two. Wednesday and Thursday are forecast as too windy for dangling rafters on exposed hilltops.

Today was nice, though. A bit breezy and getting breezier as the day went on but at least the late-afternoon rain didn't show up, so I had another go at fitting that south-side rafter.

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Crane Arrangements

After last Sunday's lovely weather Monday and Tuesday weren't so nice and all I got done on site was preparing two more rafters to go on the north side.

However, I have got a digger organised (probably) for next Monday. Hire is quite a reasonable hourly rate but having to pay for a whole day (but that does, at least, include transport) means it's worth getting as much done in one go as possible.

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