Yes, another musical song title for my blog tonight. Perhaps with string is slightly incorrect but it will certainly been a brown paper package, but perhaps stuck down with masking tape.
This is all we will be able to see this weekend when we visit Foxglove as most of the sides will be covered with brown paper ready for the coach line and signwriting to be done, so the rest of the boat will be protected whilst this is being done.
I really want to get over to the marina at the moment to see the finished colour of the sides of the boat but unfortunately I am at work during the day so I can’t get over there.
Sally has been polishing all the brass fitments on the boat and lacquered them for protection. She spent all day polishing them yesterday and she kindly sent us an e-mail with the photos attached with a heading “Brassed Off.” I think it is great she has kept in touch with the progress. Apparently they are going to be fitted back on tomorrow. I bet it is going to look stunning, the shiny brass against the dark shiny red! It really is hard keeping away as I am really excited to see it. 12 whole days left to go and she will be revealed. Then we have the big move! 25 locks in the first day or so OMG………….I just hope the paintwork stays exactly where it is. I am dreading the trip back as I do not want to scratch it, bump it, collide with a bridge………you name it I just want to get it back safely.
Sally is going to be sending a photo tonight of the outside of the boat so I can have a quick look before the brown paper goes on…………..I think I have already checked my e-mail at least 10 times tonight………….I am so impatient! But very excited!!!!