Life at the end of the road

April 1, 2012

Unheard of :-)

Filed under: daily doings — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 1:13 pm

What is ??? well me sat inside the house at lunchtime doing my blog when it’s not pishing with rain or howling a gale for one. Taking notice of my wife when she tells me to slow down for another 🙂 It’s not exactly beautiful outside but it’s dry and there’s hardly a breath of wind, perfect weather for doing any number of things but I’ve had my orders. However I’ve been pretty whacked of late and been in my bed, without blogging at ridiculously early times, so I’m taking it easy today, after all it is the Sabbath 🙂


Well the last day of March certainly went out like a lamb, not that it actually arrived like a lion but it was certainly wet 😦 Yesterday on the other had was just about wall to wall sunshine, and apart from the odd cloud and cool north westerly breeze would have been a pure peach. It was indeed perfect weather for football, which is what the first job of the day was, not playing but taking the Dude and a pal to the mini tournament.

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Sadly Raasay did not come out of it very well, no doubt due to the absence of young ‘Lightning MacLennan’ 😦 In fact I don’t think they actually won any of their two games 😦

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great save


Though the scores would have been much more in Portree’s favour were it not for great work by the goalies 🙂

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I think our two goals were scored by Robin Macleod and Alistair McGowan, but I’ve slept and had a couple of glasses of wine since then so can’t be certain 🙂

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We arrived home just in time for lunch and to say goodbye to Hookie’s digger, but hopefully not for long, I need it to make a caravan pitch 🙂

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The rest of the day being taken up by painting shed roofs and hen houses ready for all the prospective buyers that will be queuing up next week 🙂


Well it’s not over yet but I’m about to go out and meet it again after my rest 🙂 First job today being to service a friends Honda 5hp outboard motor.


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Checking the water pump impeller, cleaning the spark plug, checking the gear oil, changing the engine oil then finely tuning it on the ‘Loggit’ 🙂


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Simon’s excellent tool has more uses than cutting wood 🙂



image it also makes a fine stand for an outboard motor 🙂

Anyway, that’s it, I’m rested and going out, the Dude has just arrived home with two pals and announced he’s going camping, so I suppose I’d better go and find the gear, the ‘silly season’ is upon us 🙂



  1. Wise move to station the mattress near the outboard, in case you feel a nap coming on.

    Comment by drgeo — April 1, 2012 @ 4:28 pm

  2. ….. and finally he takes a rest and does as he is told! You really should try and find a bit more time just to sit for an hour or so and relax, it is the healthy option they tell me! (-;
    Glad to hear you are building an alloted stand for the caravan, something I wish i had the space for at our house! Hope the lads enjoy the camping.
    That Loggit is certainly proving to be an asset and no doubt made the service on the outboard motor all the easier too!
    Best to all

    Comment by Thomson Caravans — April 1, 2012 @ 4:52 pm

    • Morning Graham, well the lads managed until 23:00 but they must have enjoyed it because they’re back out again now the snow has gone 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — April 5, 2012 @ 5:22 am

  3. Seeing the picture of you ‘fine tuning – using the loggit’ reminds me of a lad I was at college with. He bought a ‘speed boat’ with a huge Volvo outboard motor and tested it using a similar method that relied on an old cold water storage tank that was dragged under the back of the boat and after a few hours with a hose pipe, was filled with water.

    On starting up the outboard and giving it a bit of ‘gas’, it’s fair to say that the V4 engine made a gorgeous noise and some of the water was still left in the tank afterwards…..

    Comment by Tigger — April 2, 2012 @ 7:44 am

    • Morning Tigger,

      “On starting up the outboard and giving it a bit of ‘gas’, it’s fair to say that the V4 engine made a gorgeous noise and some of the water was still left in the tank afterwards…..”

      Yup, been there, done that, got wet 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — April 5, 2012 @ 5:24 am

  4. Hi Paul
    Sorry that the young one’s didn’t fair well in the football, but I’m sure its the taking part that gives them the satisfaction and self esteem that should be part of all young persons character building to Adult hood. As to my forecasting on more snow I’ve just noticed Scotland has had a flurry of snow in places but this does not help me to win my bet, it has to be Snow in the Merseyside area to win my bet. Hope your getting on well with the house build.

    Comment by Polite Scouser — April 3, 2012 @ 9:22 am

    • Did the snow ever arrive Walter ??? and thanks for the clip 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — April 5, 2012 @ 5:24 am

      • No snow locally yet but my bet last’s until the Sunday Aintree Races weekend, and over the years we’ve had all the season’s thrown at us. So the way the weather is lately I just might win. You may ask do I bet on the national “yes’ I pick my horses the safety pin method.

        Comment by Polite Scouser — April 5, 2012 @ 12:04 pm

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