Monday the 16th August it arrives.
After months of anticipation a courier truck backs up the driveway bearing 900kgs of gaboon plywood. Most of the sheets have tiny slices made by a computer controlled laser, which makes it a treat to unload.
As you lift up a sheet much of it is left behind as intricate shapes, recognizable to a few of is as “boat bits”.
Robert Ayliffe and Hector the truck driver help move the pile sheet by sheet into the shed. Foolishly we neglect to order our stack and spend the rest of the afternoon shuffling these giant jigsaw puzzles to a useful order.
I don’t sleep much that first night.