We can always tell when certain members of staff are on duty, it’s lunch time, and/or Management aren’t in the office.
We’ve been busy again varnishing inside the boat and putting the finishing touches to the new blinds. Hubby has made a To Do list and there are 39 items on it.
I even cooked a spaghetti bolognese today, so was looking forward to settling down this afternoon with the internet and catching up with all things catchable.
F A T C H A N C E
Those three little words are standing about a mile high just over my head at the moment.
Neither Hubby or I could get in due to limited service and so called the office to ask them to reset the router.
Surprisingly, someone had already beaten us to it, and we were assured that everything would be up and running again in about five minutes.
That five minutes stretched to almost an hour.
Did the Rugby run into extra time then?
We finally got on line around 5.30, after everyone had gone home, but everything is slow again as the system is overloaded with users.
The marina’s busy this weekend, and we’ve noticed two new boats in our basin.
Neither are liveaboards, just weekenders planning to get away from the city two or three times a month.
Work in the other basin has progressed substantially, with the piling completed in readiness for the new housing development should a developer be found and the land sold.
The basin lies as one big pond, and it’s not clear when, or even if now, the dredging is going to take place as talking to the plant Foreman, they will be putting in the new piling for the new pontoons next week.
Then comes the installation of water lines and electrics, not to mention the proposed new wiring for internet connections and phone lines.
We envisage it as being a floating city of larger boats on a residential basis as they will be plugged in to modern living rather than the boating way of life so many residential narrowboat owners are being forced to give up.
Management are still not talking to residents, and even if they do, they are beginning to lose track of what they have told some people compared to others.
Trust here has gone, and whilst we are trying to maintain a neutral but polite relationship with the staff, we are finding it tiring and taxing on our nerves.