...not second in status like number two wife courtesy of The King and I, but the second to go up, or very nearly. Tomorrow a 35 tonne crane is arriving, for one day. Seven huge oak trusses will be lifted into place, or at least that is the plan. It's been discussed that they will be lifted over the workshop (you can just see it on the right of the photo, door ajar) and NOT over the house, just in case. So here is an image of two of the trusses the night before, and I hope the last time I see them in a horizontal plane.
Chaps came to measure and suck their teeth. Not only does the crane have to put the trusses onto the threshing barn, it needs to lift two of them right over the building for positioning on the newly rebuilt roundhouse walls, which sits right on the road edge. I suspect the odd tractor or two might have to be halted whilst that happens.
Vehicles have been moved, dogs will be kept indoors, and I will click away to capture progress, hard hatted and bug eyed, as I did for roof number one.