To be quite honest I have been too busy to blog.
The Best Mate has not been well and has had to take to her bed. That has meant that a lot of the things that would be easier with two have been handled with my two hands. Just keeping the cupboards full, the crew fed, the fire alight and making sure that the crew are in the right place at the right time takes a lot of effort.
We have done everything we have needed to do. Firstly, once navigation re-opened and water levels were sensible again,
- The name describes my demeanour and voice! I can make a sunny day gloomy. I love narrowboating and that is why this blog is mainly about the boat and our interaction with it. I have been keeping a log for Sonflower ever since we bought her and moved onto her as our main residence. Some incidents in our boating life have been hilarious, some scary and some down right dangerous. I cannot tell what will come in the future but you can now share them! The crew are an 'ordinary' family. 3 adults:-one man and wife, one adult son - and a teenage six footer.
Tuesday, 4 December 2012
we went down the lock and got water and pumped out the toilet tank on Tuesday. Once above the lock again I waited for Tooley's to tighten up the leaking diesel joint again and we settled for life in town for a couple of nights.
While there, on Friday morning, Dusty came
and topped up our supplies of coal. I had already made sure that I had a spare gas bottle and had been surviving on a single 20kg bag of Homefire Ovals and a bag of logs that I had bought at a farm shop. Buying coal this way is 25% more costly than off Dusty! He had the news that coal prices rise again by 25p per bag next month on top of a 25p rise this last two months.
So Saturday morning I returned to home mooring.