Shop front in the summer

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

It was a bit of a manic day yesterday, hence the reason I didn't have time to write a blog. Unfortunately both Bernard and Jake were off, which only left Mick and myself to keep on top of things on the yard. Denise, Kim and Jodie were kept busy in the shop, tearoom and cleaning boats.

It was very quiet in the morning, but seemed to go very busy in the afternoon with boats requiring services on the Wharf. Mick was working on a private boat until gone 6pm. I showed Pippin out to a lovely Australian couple who hadn't been out on a narrow boat before, so I wasn't back into the office to "close up shop" until gone 6.15pm! It transpired that they are actually relatives to a friend of both Simon's and mine, who I discovered has been unwell recently - but I'm assured that he is on the mend. Get well soon Bob!

We had an incredible amount of rain in the night again which has resulted in flooding all over England. There are big puddles at Norbury, where I have never seen puddles before! It's got to stop soon. It's rained for most of the day here today, which has made Fred unhappy, although he does look funny in his new fluorescent yellow all-in-one wet weather suit.

Matt has been busy prepping the boat that we have got in for painting. He is nearly there with it now - it has tried his patience at times I think! He is also repainting the roof of a boat that we have got in the dry dock, whilst Mick is doing some other jobs on the same boat. Fred and I have also put Mointeach into the dock - that's the boat the is in the process of having a new engine fitted. We've given up trying to repaint the engine bay outside, so I thought that we would take advantage of the cover of the dock. Fred has been kept occupied with boats pulling in on the Wharf and other little jobs that he can get completed. Joyce and Ange have been looking after the shop and tearoom.

Anyway, that's about it for today.

Until tomorrow.



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