Started the day dry but overcast so lit a fire and got the chainsaw on a few logs from the pile of stuff to burn. Once the fire was going nicely we cut the rotten ends off the beams inside and stacked them against the wall giving us more room to dig out. The rain started mid morning and continued all day. By the time we left, apart from looking like drowned rats, we had dug out another sixth of the main building and the river had swollen to twice it’s normal level. We doused the fire and departed for a bath and a drink.