Quick desk from me this week for What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday, mainly because this is the second attempt at typing this all up as my wireless just went out to lunch as I went to schedule the bloomin’ post!
As usual, head on over to Julia’s for all the details.
The mammoth stamp mounting exercise is almost complete, there’s about 7 left to do out of the original 39. I’ve been forcing myself to mount a couple more before starting any project and I’ll be glad when it’s all done though! There’s a card on the desk there, in the post now for my brother’s birthday. The funny golfing image was supplied by Darnell. There’s also the sketch I used, some scissors, card magazine, Prima paper pad, Prisma pencils and a digi image waiting to be coloured in.
This, among other things, has been taking up a lot of time. After the Vintage races last weekend, our little G15 broke down about a mile form the track, basically we lost the clutch. I was behind Andrew at the time, in our Jetta, and towed him to a fellow track workers house locally where the car spent a week while we waited for another friend to come back from a business trip to help us get the car back home again. Last Saturday we went and picked her up using our friends pick up truck and trailer.
Andrew worked on Saturday to disconnect everything and drain all the fluids. As it’s a rear engined car, in order to get to get to the clutch the engine and transmission has to come out. We’ve dropped the engine twice before and that part of the process generally takes about 30 mins, not so on Saturday…. it took the best part of 3 hours to come out! We were not happy bunnies! Very tired and hungry as it was nearly 8pm by the time we got done.
So, now we need parts from England, and the car will definitely be off the road until sometime in September unfortunately. But that’s the way it goes with older cars, at least Andrew has the ability and expertise to fix it once the parts arrive.
So there you go, from card maker to grease monkey…. you get it all here!!