The nice thing about having a kit
is that the frame goes up easily.
You wrap the all-one-sides around the frame
Use the same makeshift roof cross pieces as the last several years
and roll on the roof.
Then it just remains gather everyone for candles and blessings
before giving everyone a chance with the lulav and etrog. We finished just before sunset, but it was too dark for further photos. It was also a bit too chilly after sundown to try and eat our potluck outside, but everyone at least had a piece of challah.
According to one of my builders, this year it took us 14 minutes. That does not include the time Ted and I spent digging under all the Christian season decorations in the garage to unearth the Sukkah pieces from last year. (including hauling out the wheelbarrow, climbing over unsteady bits of furniture and extracting it bit by bit from the far back corner from under everything else without breaking anything).
It would have been nice to have gotten it up on the first night of the holiday, but I am not so foolish as to try and do it alone.
The potluck was a good time, and we had a steady influx of people.
I think it is only one more bobbin of the Azure Sky to go. I have two full Schacht bobbins of 2 ply and will get at least 1/2 of a third.
A door to the Schloss in Pfäffikon. The plaque in the entryway that is shared by the church is inside an entry.