Hehe, last time I was laying bricks, with my dad and an uncle, it was about + 6c. Our excuse for not finishing the job was a cold wind came down off of Dartmoor and the mortar froze as the temperature plummeted to - 4c and worse.
The rest of the day was spent at the pub in front of an open fire drinking hot cider. Oi, and don't knock it unless you've tried it, which I seriously doubt. Oh and I'm not talking about that lolly water rubbish they make down Tassie way. No, I'm talking about Scrumpy, the only true cider that's made for real only in England's West Country... from whence I came some 46 years ago.
As for the new build I'd hoped to start later this year, which now is quite unlikely, unless I have a rich aunt with one foot in the grave and the other on an oil slick, I'm not too upset about it at all. I have two more than adequate machines that do all I need, and some lesser ones as well, and I have more than enough to do rebuilding machines from old parts that I've accumulated over the years. Okay, so my two main rigs don't have the latest and greatest tech inside them, but both are more than quite capable as far as power and performance goes.
No, I'm not too bothered at all. As much as I like tinkering with the latest tech and building better than average PCs, I've been looking at what I've accomplished by way of refurnishing a home after getting ripped of by... er, no, I'm not going there. That's in the past and I'm doing okay now anyway. Most of what I lost has been replaced now, and in some cases it's better stuff than I had before, thanks to being able to sniff out a bargain here and there.
The other thing I had to spend money on was getting my 8 month pup, Buddy, to the vet. The poor little fella was looking so unwell and needed some treatment. Thankfully he's on the mend now and will make a full recovery, some $97 later and after a fair bit of worry. Sadly, my pet insurance is new, and while it covers him for accidents, it does not cover him for standard veterinary care for another 28 days. Oh well, at least he's better now, and that's more important than the money.
BTW, Jafo, the Thermaltake Level 10 case I have was discontinued some time back and now is being sought after by enthusiasts who are willing to pay big money to get one. I've not been approached, but even if I were I'd have to say no. I like my Level 10 rig and intend to keep it for several years yet. As for your version of the Level 10, given its rather limited availability, well it'll be worth a mint in the not too distant future... not that you'd have the remotest intention of selling yours, either.
Anyhow, it's half past my bed time.