Saturday, October 20, 2018

A quick update on progress so far and it is nearly complete! A couple of small parts to attach, a spray of pledge to protect the paintwork and decals, some light weathering and it's all done. A lovely and simple build. The airbrush is working after a thorough clean through twice to make sure so I don't have to buy a new one until next year (Fingers crossed!).

The past week at work was extremely busy and we had the CQC (Care Quality Commission) visit which certainly put the managers on edge. It went well and hopefully we will pass with flying colours. An extremely busy and eventful duty day for me involving representatives of the law but all in all the week flew by. Last night saw me with beer and a good book as I'd had enough of computers and TV. 

This delightful book which I helped fund earlier this year was delivered and I am dipping in and out of it. I tend to read crime / detective novels and other assorted 'low brow' literature but occasionally I up my game and so far this is an excellent read of short stories. With work adding much needed structure to my week I have settled into a familiar routine. Although Thursday night I was wide awake at 3 a.m. and for the life of me I don't know why. Hence yesterday was a busy, long and tiring day at work but a very satisfying one.  The routine now for a Friday night is a couple of beers and a good book. There is a new pub opened up near us attached to a new brewery and I intend one Friday evening to pop my head in. Mrs C isn't interested because it isn't situated in the nicest of areas and she doesn't fancy running the gauntlet of drug dealers, users, drunks and other assorted denizens of the night. 

Anther picture before I go and I will now consider the next build and plan to start that next weekend. I'm not sure if I'll have much time tomorrow as Mrs C has rightly pointed out that the new kitchen sink I promised to shop for hasn't yet made an appearance. The old one has a leak around the plug as the ceramics is cracking. My gimcrack slapdash approach of waterproof filler isn't doing the trick so I will be visiting DIY shops tomorrow. New sink, new trap and possibly new taps and that's before I consider hiring a plumber. It is a good job the airbrush works and will have to work for a few months yet!


Blogger Scoakat said...

I'm happy you like your work, and the structure it brings back. Perhaps the new Pub is a sign of things getting better. I say, Mrs C, give it a good chance! Good business and clientele may push the shameful back to the shadows. Also, good wishes to #1 feeling better. And I hate plumbing, always have, probably because I've not done well with it. I hope you're better at it than I am. Best of luck, Delcatto!

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Blogger delcatto said...

I'm not good with plumbing so we'll have to hire a plumber but Mrs C suggested we wait a while until we have more money and a better idea as to what we'll get. I can replace tap washers and I have replaced the ballcock in a water tank but that was with the help of a knowledgeable friend!

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