The Horning Regatta Fete

After an early start staining cladding, I took Diana and Della over in The Jolly to the Horning Regatta Fete held on the village green by the river and then drove off and secured the timber, fixings and took delivery of the sewage chamber, pump and mechanism from T.W. Page & Son. And with the roofers arriving soon, we should be under a permanent roof next week.

Later I took Debbie and Della up to the playing field and both Debbie's tennis and Della's bicycle riding were progressing apace. Britain failed to win any more gold medals in the Olympics and we start the last cricket test match with Pakistan badly.

I was tired this morning after our late night and alcohol but still got up and out to start staining on time. It was also an uncomfortable night being too warm and muggy to sleep properly. Diana took Della to the doctor, and he got her ears syringed and got rid of a lot of mucky discharge and we now hope that her ears will heal up properly. Once they had returned, I took Diana and Della over in The Jolly to the Horning Fete held on the village green by the river but Debbie had gone off with Amy Dunham, a new friend that she had made form next door but one in the dyke. I bought a large Pizza which we all shared for lunch and then I left Diana to do some boat chores and the girls to make another visit to the fete whilst I drove off to get some more materials from Jewsons and Brumbalows.

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In all, we had delivered the felt, batten, lead, nails and more rafters for the roof and the metal ties for bracing and tying the king post trusses. We also took delivery of the sewage chamber, pump and mechanism from T.W. Page & Son and so it was quite a busy day for deliveries. I had two scares that spoilt my day. First the workmen started fixing on the 9mm Masterboard where they should have been using 6mm and this put our quantities all out but I managed to get some more 9mm Tacboard delivered urgently. Then the roofers called by and said that they needed certain of the dry ventilated ridge fittings in order to set out for the felting and battening tomorrow and so I had to phone round and try to get some samples to arrive quickly which was a problem.

#The better news was that the entire tile consignment will be arriving some time on Monday anyway and so we should be under a permanent roof sometime next week. I retired tonight worried about getting these samples early enough to let them felt the roof tomorrow in view of the weather forecasts of heavy rain over the weekend! Some time with the girls this evening after Debbie helped me get the iron truss ties painted with Hammerite so that I could take her and Della up to the playing field. Both Debbie's tennis and Della's bicycle riding are progressing apace. Not a very good sporting day for Britain as we fail to win any more gold medals in the Olympics and then start the last cricket test match with Pakistan badly.