Well firstly I should apologise for my rather patchy posting of late, I am sorry. Given the appalling delay between posts I guess that I should use this one as an update, bring you all up to speed so to speak.
Let me start with ‘project hot water’ the task of installing new hot water services to my friends property. As is always the way with such projects there has been many hours of labour with little to show for it. Last weekend I hit the final furlong and commissioned two out of four hot water supplies and there is not a great deal to do to complete the remainder. The sheer delight on adults faces when hot water comes out of the taps that are marked with an “H” makes the years of education and hard labour worthwhile. Importantly I have learnt from this experience, the first thing that I will look for in new properties now is old galvanised pipework. Where before I would have presumed that any pipework was functional now I will consider all steel to be mere days from failure.
Next up the clunky things that hold my hands on, previously known as wrists, well they are what they are. Plumbing has given them new challenges and they have responded with new pain, that is just how it is. I have had some interesting moments with a gas torch coming at me because I forgot that I don’t have the range of movement required for that particular joint but all in all I have survived. I continue to push Ms Nature and she continues to push back, that is just the relationship we seem to have and neither of us appears willing to concede.
I have built a new computer for home and, in true Engineer style, I may have over specified. I now have a combination of fans that Hovertravel would be jealous off cooling an 8 core 5GHz processor, for those that don’t speak PC that is fast. Did I need it? well of course not but I could have it and so I had to surely? This now means that as I write this I swear I can hear my computer tutting at how slow I am. On the plus side I could, should I choose to, work on excel over 4 screens in 3D and that has to be good…..
In other news there is the early hints of a potential new venue on the horizon. Lots of work to do and questions to answer but this one has elevated its status from ‘known about’ to ‘of interest’ so watch this space for updates as and if things develop.