My back/shoulder/neck are quite sore though! Phoo tough going.
Darkness into Light helping out DiL
Up, quick brekkie, tidy kitchen, exercise. Cycle. Work work, multiple things including qa tests mmsc fail find it's just tailor rules have been disabled, add test code to enable, test, release. Not comfortable at desk :-7. Phisyo. Work. Cycle home.
7pm meet Fionn at home. Kate asleep prep for later. I thought Maeve same but she was visiting friend. Grab gear for later bag,water,snack,tape,torches MTB check(might be lead bike) WOAH back wheel completely flat(puncture repair tyre replace and it stood up to an MTB session but not sitting in garden hot cold I guess). Fix saddle. Fix light on back. Wheel off tyre stiff off with levers. Yep old puncture repair. Grab new old tube. In. Tyre on. Wheel back on bike. Grab bike basket, helmet, ducks in basket get little flower pot helmets. Grab food. Eat. Time to go 20:15 Fionn to bookclub me to Marlay park.
Meet some Scouts, leaders, various jobs assigned. I help up 2 little marquees with leaders and Ballinteer scouts. Then into van with Adam Jack some Ballinteer scouts. I drive blinky flashers on, one or 2 park users still around. Far corner field event shelter for choir up on bridge. We put all poles together first, then it's too tall to click in last poles, duh, we break just lowest pole, attach all and get it up guyd to bridge. Then on to playground, huh? Humm. No tent. On to next spot. Ohhh tents in van. Event shelter up our process is better but this one has a few broken poles :( hard to slot together. Up and pegged anyway. Scouts run out of time need to head back. Back to car park. Grab a few people they all pe onto a golf cart, I bring van. Awkward putting dining shelters up need to rearrange remove some guys to get Icelandic poles in front, very soft ground too pegs pull out easy it falls over a few times. We put it up in wrong place too! Move it to more magical quieter away from generator place, second ine up. . . Eventually. Whew!! Done. Beck to car park. Home. It's midnight.
Fionn's just back. I grab food, shower bed. . . Up at 10 to 2am!
Nice one Peter :) good fun, quite educational challenging especially puting up dining shelters in the magic fairy forest at midnight. Sooo tired afterwards though, hope you get a good rest some family time today! :)
2:20ish arrive, park up, scouts get different jobs, myself, kate maeve ava Catherine cliodhna main job walk course and put up arrow signs and distance posters. Cable ties. Should have brought knife but keys do to punch holes. Kate's a real good operator and soon the other scouts know what they are doing also. We meet various marshals/volunteers in place. 2 arrows left when finished. Event close to start 4am. Kate & I put up last 2 arrows in start field. Then take up station, event starts and we greet all 4k people and some dogs with good morning. Later back in car park direct people to get bars and badges. Meet many people. Getting quieter, 3 scouty people frive van, myself and scouts in the back, we jump out and cut cable ties retrieve posters. Take down choir shelters, dining shelters first, scouts know what they are doing taking them down! :) then on further gather in more posters and get event shelter down except for one stuck pole. Then back to car park, oops forgot one! I grab van, Kate a few scouts and we get it down. Then back to car park, tidy van and load it with tables, benches, marquee, other stuff it's full! Then bye bye we follow Shammy who takes van back to den. Equipment out, wet tents spread out filling scout hall. PHEW.
Drop scouts home. Fionn is up heading off for cycle. Daire arrives home. Breakfast. Shower. Bed. Exhausted! Back neck shoulder really sore! I guve it good rub out with ball in sock before heading to bed. Bed 8:30am ish. Until 13:00ish.
|Shelter for choir at the magical fairy playground area. Second time up in the right spot, and we added one beside. "Ahh Shammy, do we really have to put up the second one? It's tricky without scouts!" :)|
|At last! Phew. Job done. Well, until need to put away the tents Sun night or Mon morning. :)|