As I’m writing this its two o’clock in the morning. I’m not having difficulty with sleeping or anything like that, it’s just a new routine that we’ve temporarily trying out.
Sensitivity to the fumes in our workshop, means that standard hours are out of the question for Richard at the moment. We’re really trying to get this sorted, but in the meantime it’s a respirator on at any time it’s realistic, and the night shift, so that the fumes are at their lowest.
I decided to switch my own sleeping pattern after a few days of barely seeing each other, so here I am in the middle of the night.
We definitely have a new found respect for anyone who works nights. My system still feels completely thrown, and my usual speed with multi-tasking has abandoned me completely. When you have one of those realisations that you’ve stared blankly in to the fridge for five minutes, only to remember it was a pen you were looking for, you know it’s time to focus on just one job at a time.
I’ve always been more of an early riser, but for now, I’m learning to stick on some good music, turn it up loud, and enjoy working through the late hours – complete with a big mug of hot chocolate. The good news is that progress is being made. Bench building is certainly a little slower than we would like, but Richard has been very determined not to get any further behind. Better still, we’ve stripped the roof of our main barn as we feel it’s going to be essential to get this thoroughly water tight, insulated and with new electrics before the weather starts heading back to the cold. It’s bench building by night, and barn building by day.
With these late nights on my hands, I’ve been doing a lot of video editing, including a short video to share some of our time spent at the barns. I hope to be bringing that one to you later this week.