Life at the end of the road

November 28, 2008

The prince of darkness strikes again!

Filed under: daily doings, harbour, Land Rover — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 11:05 pm

I don’t remember seeing snow on UKWind but there was quite a dusting here and there, when I arose at the ungodly hour of 3:30am the sky was clear and the constellation Orion was framed in one of the Velux windows. When I went out feeding 4 hours later there was a good icy covering where snow had melted then frozen.

The Storr 28/11/08

The Storr 28/11/08

The Storr looked magnificent from the end of the drive and after feeding the five remaining Tamworths I headed back for breakfast.

Breakfast

Breakfast

Which to my surprise had been laid in a trailer! After breakfast I went to unload the half ton of feed out of the Land Rover but it wouldn’t start! That once mighty supplier of electrical components to British vehicles, Lucas the prince of darkness had let me down again! and this time it was a faulty connection on the heater plug switch that took me a couple of hours to find. Then when I put it all back together the heated rear window switch wouldn’t switch off so I had to pull that apart.

another switch in bits

another switch in bits

I know allot of this is really boring but just think how I feel! anyway with heaters working but with the dash still in bits I did my bit to contribute to global warming by doing the school run! Though if that fine establishment that is the Raasay primary school was only 2 miles away instead of over 10 I’d make him walk!

Winter Storr

Winter Storr

This mountain is one of 4 that dominate my life and I’ll finish this in the morning 🙂

Well actually I’m finishing it at 7:30 on Saturday evening and must appologise for the wonky grammer! It had been a busy day and I’d been slaving over a hot stove cooking a monster chilli for

Coffee day

Coffee day

and I didn’t want to advertise that incase it put anyone off the chilli! so the the stress of so much cooking and the very early start combined with a few glasses of ‘Blossom Hill’ cabernet sauvignion had fuddled the brain a bit!. Anyway whilst picking the boy up I went down to have a look at the harbour works which were steaming ahead.

Big pour 1

Big pour 1

At around 2:30pm they were just about to start what would be the biggest pour of concrete so far at 180 cubic meters.

Big pour 2

Big pour 2

That black pipe on the end of the blue boom is what the concrete is pumped through into the shutters that are positioned on the sea bed.  The pour went on through the night finishing some time early this morning and follows on from smaller one that was done on Thursday night and please don’t take this as gospel cos I’ve got a memory like a hen!

1 Comment »

  1. We’ve been really lucky with our chickens — they seem to be content to lay their eggs in the nesting boxes (I say this while knocking on wood).

    I’m back from more holiday travels and am busily decorating the house for Christmas.

    Blessings!
    Lacy

    Comment by Razor Family Farms — December 1, 2008 @ 7:34 pm


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