"Come and visit us for a few days", said my daughter - who is married to John, an Irishman, and was then living in Celbridge, near Dublin.
"And perhaps whilst you're here, you could build a playhouse for the boys, Michael and Patrick!"
"What about tools?" I enquired.
"No problem!", says Caroline, "We can borrow some from our neighbours."
This is where the playhouse had to go, and the neighbours DID supply some tools - and some of them worked!
The only other problem was rain! Every day, for the six days I worked, it rained at least twice, but usually four or five times - even when the day started with clear blue skies!