I wasn’t going to post any more blog entries as there is no benefit to anyone by just rabbiting on about nothing. However a few events have occurred which, to my mind anyway, are significant.
One is that Karun at TuneServe has just confirmed that we have had a new windscreen fitted. Having agreed on Friday with PG Glass that it would be fitted on Monday, I received a message from them yesterday afternoon saying they can’t do it. Big relief it’s now done.
Secondly, Jeff, the owner of Tune Serve has sourced a whole replacement mudguard and they are in the process of fitting it now.
Yesterday, as Jen mentioned, I took Poki to them to start on a fairly long list of bits to do, including changing oils. After having a look at the now ‘off centre’ roof rack, Jeff quickly formulated a plan to pull it back into place. It included putting strops around the rack and hooking them up to another Defender and in low ratio, pulled on the strops, rocking it back and forward. We managed to break another of the brackets, one was broken in the accident. No problem he say’s, “I’ll get it aluminium welded and we will have them back tomorrow” The rack is now back where it was, prior to Poki ‘falling over’..:)
This photo taken about an hour before the accident.
“The radiator is shot, he said”. Good, It had been leaking very slightly but after 22years it’s expected.
I love their ‘Pro active, Can Do’ attitude. Nothing is too much trouble. It’s inspirational.
The three boxes and roof mounted spoiler, with solar panel attached, are now inside Poki, ready for shipping.
A previous blog entry.
I don’t know if any of you have read the second last comment from my last posting on Day 268, but it has blown me away. How amazing is that, to hear from someone you met 42years ago and from another continent!! I’m humbled. Kevin, you have made my day, and more. I’m sooo looking forward to hearing from you again, as are my then, children, who remember you well. It seems Deirdre had only recently discussed you with Sarah! Steve remembers you too.
One door closes, another opens. Isn’t that the wonder of life!
It’s a beautiful day here today in Kloof. Jen and I have just returned from walking, yes walking nearly 2k’s uphill, to the shops.
Kloof is a very exclusive area with magnificent houses and properties, immaculately groomed and with exotic vegetation.