On Monday, one of the cables in my up and over garage doors snapped, the main spring under tension previously, recoiled and one end shot out and over the outside of the door. Good old eBay and ordered a couple of new cables, still apparently being made. The cables arrived today and after some heavy pulling to pre tension the spring, managed to get the job done. Not an easy job, but following the instructions that came with the cables helped.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Normally nobody takes any photos of the ground crew doing their bit, but we had a visitor Scott McPhee who had travelled 500 miles from Scotland and was given special access to the QRA hangar who did a great job of recording some brilliant shots of us at work, so thanks for that Scott, your photo posted above.
Weather was superb, sunny and hot for a change, and made the photographers happy with decent lighting to get their shots.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Just invested in a new tablet to replace the Samsung android one I used, just a bit small for comfort, given my eyesight. Now have an Apple iPod which has a larger screen and it fits the bill nicely, much easier to use and wireless connection is a lot more stable.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
After completing my website rehash, basic layout at the minute, so improvements when I get the time. The garden is needing my attention right now, so started by removing 6 feet of tree trunk which has been dead for a number of years, and was beginning to tilt from the vertical. It came out with minimal effort, the roots mainly rotted away. What to do with it now? Will get the tree saw out and see if it useable for firewood, my son has a wood burning stove, so could be of use there. The whole area where the stump was needs a good dig over, so maybe tomorrow if the weather holds out.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
After some thought I have created a new website, this time with the main theme of Photo Restoration, to see if I can generate some income. Digital photography is one of my main hobbies, so why not use the knowledge gained over the years. Creating a website also keeps me up to speed with html. Adding things like Google verification code, site hit counter and a Pay Pal link added am sure there are lots more I can add. Have 2 pages to do yet, but no rush, the basic set up is in place, now just need a few visitors.