Sail shade saga continues continuing

Emma and I left the sail shade out and failed to notice that we had a load of wind coming. The wind blew, the sail shade whipped around, the pole snapped. It was most definitely not a cool thing. Fortunately my neighbour suggested a quick way to fix it would be to put a post-foot into the concrete and slide the post in. To do this I had to drill some holes in the concrete to fix the post-foot down. My drill burnt out whilst doing this…which meant I had to buy a new drill. It’s a thing of beauty

Then I worked out that I’d been doing the sail shade wrong all these years. I now have a smaller shade rigged up with paracord to tension it. Should have taken a picture of it really!

Oiling the garage

Alan, the very talented chap that built my garage popped around for a socially distanced beer. Whilst he was here he observed that I hadn’t Osram oiled my garage. I had no recollection of him telling me to do this in the past but my memory is pretty bad so he may well have mentioned it. Anyway, long story short – bought some Osram oil and spent a lovely sunny morning oiling the oak.

I think it turned out rather well