Thursday, 7 November 2013

Silly trick

Thursday 7th November 2013
"Silly trick", "senior moment of the week", call it what you will, but I pulled it last Sunday. Chatting to Dave, one of the new arrivals, I asked why he was running his engine.  He told me he was having to charge his batteries because he didn't have any electric cards. I'm a bit slow, and was on my way into town so it didn't cross my tiny (mind) to offer him one. Later on I remembered and went round, but they were out. In the evening I tried again and this time they were in. I offered one of our £20 cards, which he accepted, but then asked if I could show him how they worked. This is where I had my "moment". Without thinking, or checking, I just lifted the flap and shoved in the card. When no power appeared on his board the light dawned. I'd put the card in his neighbour's (for the life of me I can't remember his name) slot!
Luckily the neighbour was very good about it and bought the card from me. (Big red face!)

Having enjoyed the play with Daniel last week, we had noticed a short sci-fi/murder mystery play called The Noise was playing this week, so we booked to attend on Tuesday.
It was a good play. Only 5 actors, with one of them playing 2 parts. It was set on a fictional island which had an all pervading noise around it.
There has been some activity on the river recently. C&RT workboats have been out working on Leeds Lock and also taking samples from the riverbed in preparation for repairs to Crown Point Weir.
 Dredging around the bottom gates of Leeds Lock
As can be seen here, there are several large gaps in weir crest.

I finally got around to doing the winter oil change on the engine. It's good to get fresh oil into it for when it is sitting around doing not a lot in the cold weather.
On Wednesday Damon came around to take us back to their house where I could take a look at a problem with their shower, and he could take a look at problems with my laptop and Cath's tablet. Also we managed to get to the local recycling centre and get rid of the several cans of waste oil from all the changes we have to do over the summer's cruising.

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