I'm still feeling down in the dumps about this ruddy fairground ride
I can't recall whether I've shown you it or not - it's a 1930s chair-o-plane... or in layman's terms, swing chairs. Anyway - it has to be finished, tested and dismantled by this time next week... and it's not even put together or painted yet. I can only do so much :-(
ANYWAYs - BUG SCREENS.
I've no idea how or when I found these, but I stored a link to them ages ago and decided they'd be useful when we got the boat. They're one of those things you look at and (being Yorkshire) think: HOW MUCH?... then decide they'd be a luxury.... well after this week, luxury is just what we need.
Andy and I had a chat about it and discussed whether we should be frittering money (which is tight as a result of all the 'extras' we keep adding to the basic boat) but agreed if we didn't get them now, they might get over-ruled altogether so I ordered a full set for "Ellis".
On Thursday, Eric next door (86) struggled round with this lovely big box:
I'd just come in from work but couldn't resist opening it..
WELL wrapped is an understatement!!! - with no word of a lie, it took me longer than it took Andy to cook tea to get in to it.
and at the end of all the unwrapping: Tah Dah:
well not just the 1, but 10 porthole covers and 4 mushroom vent covers (although I've not actually checked the vent covers are in the pile.... I'm sure they will be) - total cost: £264.95 including carriage.
We're very pleased with them. There was also a lovely note with them and some fridge magnets.
I'm a sucker for a personal touch. Unfortunately, as we won't have the boat for months, they'll have to stay in storage but I did slap one on a radiator to see how strong the magnets are... and can confirm they are plenty strong enough!
There's a video on their website http://www.bugsout.co.uk demonstrating them.
You can also buy replacement nets - which we'll probably do but it will have to wait until after payday...
Until next time...