Wednesday, 3 September 2014

To do list

Apart from doing the high priority areas of re-pointing mentioned in the previous post the list below needs to be completed before moving on board full time - and I thought I had retired!
  • Re-home our chickens and house plants
  • Finish off the cratch
  • Fix a decent tunnel light
  • Replace glass in stove (someone put an oversized log in last winter)
  • Fix up the 4G aerial and wireless router
  • Sort out phones
  • Paint front deck
  • Fashion a bike cover
  • etc. etc.
Here are some photos expanding on the above:

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I fitted the cratch boards whilst at Paddington.  The cover maker has measured up for the cratch cover and should be ready to fit any day now.  The strange boat in the background is based on two narrow boats lashed together and an outboard engine added.  We last saw it at the junction of the River Stort on the River Lee.  It was set up for a gig with full drum kit on the top - just another commune boat which seem to be popular in London. 

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The white plastic boat was being refurbished by a Polish girl - Katrina.  She lives with her husband and young lad on a Dutch barge and had bought this boat to do up and rent out for private parties etc.  She had just had a baby which was in St Marys hospital next to where we were moored.  She had to keep taking breaks from her renovations to walk to the hospital to breast feed!

Home required for the girls…

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Cover required for the bikes as they are rather exposed to the elements here.

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Living in a steel shell makes broadband reception problematical.  Solution is this 4G antennae that I need to mount on the roof and then connect to a wireless router inside - no more expensive dongles!

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