With all the remaining undecorated rooms in the house being decorated, I was not going to be able to keep an inside workshop. That means I’ve moved my workbench and tools out into my first ever shed. It’s going to take a while for me to remember where everything is. The kids may tease me, but I did know where everything is. When I say it’s in the general toolbox, that’s where they’ll find what they’re looking for (and all the toolboxes are labeled).
Not only am I having to move my workbench, but also my store of DIY and hobby goodies: timber, cable, old electronics, etc. To store all that stuff I have a second shed for stores.
Packing everything away I discovered what I fondly call ‘my favourite rope’. It’s the mainsheet of my last yacht — which was wrecked in the storm of ’97. I’d started growing my beard that year to save me having to shave while sailing and I vowed to keep my beard until I bought another yacht. Twenty years on, almost, and I still have my beard…
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