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February 11th, 2007

Working on it

Progress, or lack of it

I know I've been quieter than usual over the past week or so - I've been working until late every night on Fenchurch and haven't had much else of interest to write about. Nearly every job I've done in the past couple of weeks has been more difficult than expected. The small hole at the bottom of the driver's side B post turned into a much bigger hole when I poked it with a screwdriver, necessitating three fancy patches to repair it properly, and I've just spent the past couple of days trying to strip the old varnish off her woodwork without much success (I'm going to try shaving it off with a sharp scraper today).

Two weeks ago I worked out a rough plan for getting Fenchurch back on the road in time to drive her to Redemption at the end of the month. I'm already about a week behind (ie. everything is taking twice as long). I might still make it if nothing else goes wrong and I cut a few corners, but the former is unlikely and I don't want to do the latter. Time to start figuring out alternative travel arrangements...

In lieu of a full list of the jobs I've done recently, I'll point you back at the TODO list, where I've been crossing out things as I finish them.

Update 1: I successfully shaved off the last of the varnish using a specially sharpened woodworking chisel.
Update 2: Train to Redemption booked.