Thursday, 6 January 2011

Joe the Wise

Shortly after we found ourselves, well the boat not 'US', frozen in, Joe took himself off to an Army Surplus store and returned with a 30 litre water carrier with tap and breather hole.  How useful this has been in the last few weeks and how wise of the grey-headed-one to find this gem. This provides us with water for 15 strip washes, or 3 loads in the dishwasher or two showers, frugal showers but nevertheless, lovely, lovely showers.
As the canal in the centre of Birmingham has thawed now we are able to get to the water point and this we did on Monday. There was a continued procession of boats making their way to the services throughout Monday but we are still not able to actually get out of the City and make headway to our date with a boat fitter at Hockley Heath; I hope he is patient....

6 comments:

nb.bobcat said...

Is there room for another boater to be fitted?

The mind boggles.

Anonymous said...

I hope that Joe is basking in his new found status!

Sue, Indigo Dream

ps. ref. Matilda Rose's blog - word to the, ahem, wise, don't start a crime spree until you know you can get away!

Captain Ahab said...

Joe
It was great to meet you yesterday lunchtime. Thanks for the tea.
Andy

Nb Caxton said...

Thanks Cath - I have edited the blog..
Lesley

Nb Caxton said...

Sue
Joe will bask in anything given the chance!
Lesley

Nb Caxton said...

Hi Andy
Sorry to have missed you.
Lesley