Ouch, that definitely sounds tough!
But despite the weather conditions all that work still paid off and you got to shoot your first scenes on the new bridge.
Looking forward to the details on that vignette. Those girls look so young they'd barely be out of the academy. Reminds me of the later movies where the Enterprise was used to give cadets and ensigns their first field experiences.
BTW: Will you really take a week off or did your wife simply decide that your new experiences as a carpenter should be put to use in other parts of the house as well?