Back to Normality...Almost!

It's certainly been a busy week. There's been plenty of jobs as always onboard as well as a Royal visit! Well OK, almost....but not quite! I had my grandmother over for a visit as she has never seen the boat before in the 4 years that we've had it, so it was quite an exciting time, if a little nerve wracking, bearing in mind she is 84!

Anyway, we had a really good few days together and plenty of quality time on the boat with good food, wine and conversation - and what can be better than that?

However, as always, it's good to get back to normal and Pav and I are still a bit worn out. Yesterday and today have seen us just chill out, apart from popping into town for a bit of shopping or taking Eddie out for a walk.

Just before the visit, we had a new carpet laid, but there seems to be a defect with it whereby right in the middle, there is a huge line running from side to side - it almost looks like a join, but upon closer inspection, you can see it's where the machine that shears the carpet has cut too far down into the pile and created the "line" or "crease"

After a lot of conversations with the manufacturer, we are finally getting it replaced - although the re-fitting bill will have to be footed by us.

And we already went through all this:


It was a complete nightmare, as I think it was a lot trickier for the fitter than he was expecting ( we have had the carpet extended and fitted right up to the front doors and around the stove). It took quite a while for him to fit and it also meant we had to be out of the way for most of the day. Now we have to go through it all again! Not happy!

I also need to find a few minutes this week to list our old Dometic Vacuflush cassette on eBay seeing as we now have the new toilet. Hopefully it will fetch a bit on eBay as you can only buy them from the US now and when we were looking at getting a spare one a while back, it was over £200 with delivery!

If anyone knows someone who needs a spare cassette - point them in this direction ;)

The weather has turned "autumnal" now too with plenty of rain(!) and the stove has been in constantly now for the last few days with the night time temperatures dropping to around 6c... I really need to get moving with the double glazing sheets as I'm starting to notice the condensation creeping up on the windows, especially in the back(which I hate)!!

Everything like this is always a hassle though when you need to get it delivered and live on a boat. Im sure I will figure something out though!


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