Even Edward is loving the hotel:
We couldn't put him in kennels in the end so had to find a hotel that would let us have him in the room with us. He's even got a bed, his own blanket and a bowl!
Rob arrived at 830AM this morning and we had a quick run through everything, with Rob seeming to be a bit overwhelmed with the state of the walls that he has to tile onto! He hid it quite well though! Basically he's going to have to rebuild all the walls as they're not secure or enforced enough to hold tiles! Oops.
Rob left us to move the boat down to the visitor car park to be closer to his van for the week whilst working, like last time.
Anyway, he went back to the van to start cutting some new ply for the walls whilst we turned the boat around and moored it up in the new place.
What a nightmare! The wind has been really bad the last few days and is quite bad again today, so turning the boat around was a real challenge!
It was minus 3 overnight, but shockingly the canal wasn't frozen over this morning. It was still around minus 1 this morning so it was damn cold out on the boat in it with the strong winds too. Even in Manchester now the weather keeps varying from blue skies, to dark grey clouds and heavy snow storms. It's a bit spooky!
We finally made it(!) and got the boat moored in the new place, which was then followed with us helping Rob on board with all the tiles.
That's when the excitement for me started! It's all become real now and is actually happening - and the tiles look great. We really love the accent tiles, they look better than they did in the shop I think:
Unfortunately, one is broken, although we can still use it as we don't need the whole tile anyway, but I will still be contacting Topps, as these feature tiles were incredibly expensive (luckily we only needed 3!)
So that's it for today! Rob should hopefully have all the new pipe work in place by today and have the walls ready for tiling tomorrow so its onwards and upwards!