The final working day building up to the final delivery was harrowing for all. Rod's front gates arrived: black, powder-coated, stainless steel and over a metre too wide.
"They delivered driveway gates, not a front gate," Rod explained. "With power tool restrictions only a few hours away I was totally packing it. I had no choice but to cut them down, on the spot, and hope I could make them fit."
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When noise restrictions kicked-in some folks were still way behind, and the pressure was turned up to the max.
One of the girls' tradies had a verbal jab at Rod's son over bluestone tiles, and dad was not impressed: "I told that bloke in no uncertain terms that if he had a problem with my son then he can talk to me about it. If he speaks to my son like that again I'll knock his ----ing block off!"
If the last delivery had one big job, for everybody, it was painting — and it promised to be a long night, in the cold, the wet and the fog.
Amie struggled with a roller: "This is such a huge job. Painting in the dark is killing me. I'll be sooo glad when it's done."
Even Polly couldn't maintain her usual up vibe: "This is just ridiculous. It's so cold and wet our paint is just dripping off the fence."
John McGrath and Neale Whitaker turned up again for the last round of deliveries. Again they were stunned, not just by the finishes but also the sheer volume of work achieved in a single week.
Be watching Monday night at 7 o'Block for the final of the series.