Dad was still working every weekend on the finishing touches to the garage. There was a shortage of building supplies and skilled workers so he had to wait for a while to get bricks and timber.
Even though my mum was so busy, she found time to make me a fancy dress costume (The Queen of Hearts) for the school fete competition.
Dad couldn't get enough bricks so he used concrete blocks as well to build the foundations. Mum helped on her days off.
" This is 'Trousers' tree climbing at the back of the garage, on part of the 1500 sq. ft. that I still have to clear for the garden."
"We occasionally had a weekend off and went to the beach." (Wollongong.)