1st February 2011: I insisted that we have a holiday away from the build. We went to Canberra for four days and saw the war memorial twice. Francis went home and I went on to Mackay to visit my family. It would have been far to hot for him. As it happened the weather was quite mild for the first three days. Hah! but then it heated up with a vengeance. I was the one who finally couldn't take the heat. Down in Tasmania, Francis was happily bricking, bricking, bricking. What a wonderful surprise for me to find the carport almost finished. Francis had decided to put in a turntable for our little car so he had made doughnut shaped walls which will take the weight of the steel turntable.