And so to Plan…………………….whatever comes next!

This double glazing lark is proving to be a bit of a game. We have explored several outlets for our ‘cling film’ and when we asked a member of staff, were met with blank, confused or even patronising stares! duhThere was a gap on the shelf in one, too expensive and an empty rack anyway in a second, and the classic response to my question was ‘I’m only paid to fill the machine’.

Speaking with one of our boating friends earlier in the week, they said they were going to use magnetic tape to do theirs, and we gave this some considerable thought.
Enough to actually go out and buy reels and reels of the stuff, plus 4 meters of suitable plastic table protector for the job at hand. It sort of worked, but not well enough for what we wanted, and we had a small hitch with the poles of the tape repelling each other at the corners.
They are away on holiday at the moment, so it will be interesting to see how they resolve any problems.
boat-diyAt least we were able to get a refund and could move on to another idea.

That was definitely not cost-effective at £26 a sheet for which we would need 6,  but we have another solution in the wings (read bathroom shower cupboard) from a tried and failed porthole scenario which should work on our houdini hatch which is the main problem at the moment. I already have plenty of double-sided padded tape in my craft box.

In the meantime, we are keeping an eye open for the cling film packs, hoping that they will become available shortly. As soon as they are, we will be buying at least 10 so that we won’t have this problem next year! cling film


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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5 Responses to And so to Plan…………………….whatever comes next!

  1. Are the packs available online?

  2. Pingback: Warm thoughts on chilly morns | pensitivity101

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hi Di, apparently Alan will be putting ours together on our return. Will update soon 👍 or 👎

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