Our trip down south was rather rushed, and we didn't get the chance to see everybody we wanted to. There were a few repairs to 5 Athelstan to deal with, nothing too difficult, but I've booked myself for another couple of jobs, if they don't get done before I return. I had hoped that life would be more relaxed, giving us time to catch up with all the things we should do, but I see it gets just as busy as it did when we were working. I must remind myself to get a double light switch, some 40 watt small Edison screw bulbs, a 13 amp socket and a single patress box for the next trip South.
I think somebody wrote that work expands to fill the resources available, so I suppose we had better get used to it. The people who say they are bored never do anything, but still complain just as much about not having enough time. There's a deep truth there I could delve into, if I had a minute or two, but first the cats need combing.
I'm sure they turn half their food into fur, and then shed it in lumps all over the carpet. Isn't it time somebody invented a carpet which integrated the fur? Granted the colour might be a bit odd, but it would never wear out and should be really warm. Some kind of special electro-static attachment to a vacuum cleaner, and a modified printer perhaps. Any funny smell should at least scare the bejazus out of the mice.
While south I managed to get a few spare parts for the Midge (Triumph) including some gaskets and a couple of half shafts from an old friend who was disposing of some old stock. Things like that can get remarkably expensive if you really need them, but otherwise just clutter up garages for decades before getting scrapped (a week before you find you need them) There are dozens of Stromberg carburettors sitting on shelves somewhere out there. Finding them is the tricky bit. My current wish list is
A mark 1 Spitfire pop up roof frame or similar
A single Stromberg or SU carb for a Triumph 1300 engine
(or a complete 1500 Spitfire engine and overdrive gearbox)
An early upright Ford radiator grille, (car or tractor.)
A 'bunch of bananas' type Ford 1300 cross-flow exhaust manifold
Eight alloy 15 inch mudguards or an english wheel
A load of steel box, tube and rod steel
all free and delivered in a nice box with a bow on top
Well there's no point in wishing for half measures.
And I might as well add a nice Little Grey Fergie, No pressure Susan.
Actually I'll probably get all of those if I want them enough, but it helps if you write it down. (Try that sometimes, you'll be amazed)
Anyway, I'd better get on with some of the other things that need doing, or they won't get done.
Mind how you go.