i wrote in an earlier post about weird coincidences ,that seem to only happen when im out working. Well heres another one!i was cleaning house windows and parked in the front of a garden was a Quad bike something like this image. id seen it there before but never remarked on it. Anyway me and the guy who works with me paused and had a little chat about it, its impressive,real meaty machine, not a toy, wonder where he rides it? etc etc . Then we moved off and on with the day.
Later the same day [only 2hrs later]on the online news was a bit about an air ambulance landing along the area where the quad was, airlifting out someone badly injured ON A QUAD. Turns out it was the same quad !
im talking about a cartridge gun ,not a gun gun. id been looking for a really good Cartridge gun to apply butyl gloop up on the gutter line . it had to meet several criterios ,when you work on a ladder it has to be right first time.These were my criterias
1-has to be nifty and light 2-have a hook on it to hang on a ladder 3-be a non dripper 4-just had to feel right in my hand .
The hunt took a few weeks, reading online reviews got me part of the way .The best way ultimately was to go and test out the various guns in the stores themselves.After a little searching i settled on one in Wickes building supplies store in Ipswich ,i dont know who made it for Wickes or where it was made [guess/sense it is made in the UK] but whatever it suits me and my way of working.
October has been very good.A new sideline income is guttering cleaning// repairs, we have gotten very busy very quickly with this add-on work . Ive had to buy a few additional new tools and repair bits n bobs to carry from job to job.
in my travels to clean windows i quite often see broken garden gnomes in folks gardens. Theyve been there at least as long as ive been cleaning windows,ten years plus.I never touch them but i always look over ,do sometimes say Hello to them .
Whats the back story to them,how did they arrive like that ? Do i want to know?its the mystery factor i will never know the back story
It got me thinking…. theyre not perfect-bit like people,nobody is perfect nor should they be – but theyve all still got their place in life .
i bought a couple of magnetic door signs for the work van. They came from Holland and Vistaprint made them. i like the idea to peel them off if i want to call a halt to gutter work. i dont always want to do this add-on type of work, it can be gruelling and dangerous due to its nature you never know whats facing you till you are up by the roof – so i dont want to commit to doing it every week especially in Winter .Anyhoo im pleased with the signs .
i always get this end of life scrap dismantler to take away my old vehicles when im done with using them. oh what tales that old window cleaning van could tell! in its last few months it sure drove me mad [mind of its own] but hey what about all the good times ! i patted the front wing lightly and said my goodbyes to it .Strangely as it got winched onto the back of the truck one of its wheels got caught hard on summat-as if to say “dont let me go jonny!”