Nappies are of cause for babies!! So why on earth has Roy gone out and bought lots of packs of nappies I might ask? It is not because I am pregnant ( It would have been immaculate conception if I was!!)……It is for Roy’s little baby…….yes you guessed it…….THE ENGINE!!
I forgot to mention on the way to Mercia Marina I was going through one of the locks and we had a bit of a mishap. I shouted out to Roy ” Oh my goodness” ( actually it was oh shit, but I am trying to be polite 😉 ) anyway, I shouted out…..oh dearest Roy we seem to have encountered a slight mishap!!! Ha ha…….so not what I said. Anyway, I will stop waffling, one of the locks was leaking and all the bloody water, I mean the nice flowing water, was pouring into the engine room and when we eventually stopped all the water had settled just below the engine! Ooops!! We have to keep at least one of the doors open when we are travelling not just because Roy is showing off his engine ( he will kill me for saying that, partly true though) but because it sets the smoke alarm off. In fact one day I said listen to that bird, it was a lovely beeping sound every few seconds until then I realised it was the smoke alarm going off! Yikes!!
Anyway, back to what I was talking about…….all the water just poured into the engine room and settled beneath the engine. Roy has tried to get most of it up but there is still some left and the best thing that you can use is nappies. Far cheaper than the engine pads you buy specifically for oil leaks etc. I just think it is quite funny. Last time I had to buy nappies was almost 21 years ago……….sorry Jessica if you are reading! That’s my daughter by the way, Jessica. When she finds out her Dad has being buying nappies she will definitely think he has lost the plot!
Looking forward to going to see Foxglove at the weekend. Another 2 weeks and I can start waxing her! I can’t wait. I used to love waxing/polishing our last boat. I used to find it quite relaxing and also rewarding. I need to wait for the paint to harden first. Slight confession though…….I have already waxed the sliding hatch at the boatman’s cabin and the side hatches lids……..just wanted to see what it looked like, honestly! It is like a scene from Karate kid…….no not me kicking the hell out of someone one, or catching a fly between 2 chopsticks…….the wax on, wax off……wax on……wax off part!
I have to write about something during the week after all!!