|Me with my designer digits ready to type this|
It's been snowing for the past few days here.....I reckon about 6 inches deep now.....no...maybe 4 inches....well, okay....about 3 inches....looks very impressive though.
Luckily we have been fairly concious of the fact that this sort of thing could happen.....just didn't expect it to happen so soon. Coal is bagged up (into sizes that I can manage) and are stored in the steps inside.....masses of food (enough to last a couple of months at least).....full tank of diesel.....empty pump out toilet tank.....full water tank.....shore power....full batteries if needed....lagers.....loads of them!
The things we didn't do.....get rid of the snow on the jetty aside the boat....which is my only route to the ash pan. Buy the crampons I wanted!!......I'm always in fear of slipping.....especially since Robbie wouldn't hear my cries for help if I fell in the canal. Sorted....cleared the jetty and sprinkled it with Coarse Salt....do you reckon it will work? Had to use a silly little brush to do it (ended up breaking it into two) bit tricky needless to say.....NO SHOVEL? I hear you say......because I can't lift the hatch to the engine which is where the shovel (fold up) is.....Note:-change location of shovel.
Doug (RYA tutor) was due to come tomorrow to spend the day with us doing a Helmsman course but he called earlier this morning and said in light of the weather conditions it really wouldn't be worth our while....lots of walking on the gunnels (outside edge of the boat) which is deep (about 3inches...he he) with snow and everything else would take so much longer therefore we wouldn't benefit as much from the course......postponed till next Monday........that's assuming Robbie is out of bed?????
I'm feeling quite empowered really....relocated ash pan....no slippy surfaces in between me and it....been keeping the fire in for about 2 weeks now.....reckon I might move the boat to Weedon for the Launch Party myself? Nah!
|This time last year we were having a heat wave?|
|Robbie's favourite....mine also....but it was his first|
|I tries to get in as many photo's as I possibly can.....it's my job|
We went for a lovely
back on the boat after 30 minutes....it was lovely and cold outside.
|He wasn't quick enough for this Foxy Fella|
|Robbie told me that the best photo's are the ones you don't pose for.........|
hey he's my husband........ but he's not the boss of me!