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Monday, 12 October 2009

Catching up...

I'm sure you don't want to hear about how the recent gale force winds ripped the felt from the shed roof, and how the rain has been pouring in, and how I've had to cover everything inside with a tarp and store tools in the tumble dryer. Yesterday, Mrs BC and I managed to get a replacement strip of felt on, but before we could get the other two done the rain came down again, making the boards too soggy, not to mention slippery and dangerous. Still, the felt that is on is securely fastened down with wide batons so at least that shouldn't go anywhere. I'm still waiting for my farmer friend to sort out some box profile sheeting for me, but the harvest got in the way.

Now that all the riding events are just about finished, my job as Area Rep will be taking me to the winter meetings. I'm starting off tonight with the Stirling Castle AGM, followed by our own NE Scottish one tomorrow. Then it'll be down to Glamis for Central Scotland and hopefully, I'll make it over to Clyde Valley in the not too distant future, with another trip to Auld Reekie before the year is out. The Highland guys require a talk from me too, and those lads and lassies on Shetland are looking forward to my winter visit.

Gotta go, got to be at Peter's for tea.

7 comments:

Darrell said...

Wow, hope there wasn't any other damage done. Was Cubbie tucked safely away?
Is that normal Fall weather?
We're still waiting for the first hurricane of the season.

Mrs. B.C. said...

Gales are quite typical in October, Darrell. Not every day fortunately, and they're not all as wild as the one that took the felt off the roof. Having said that if we'd managed to get the roof finished with the box profile I'm sure it would have been fine. Cubbie got a bit damp, but nothing it can't deal with. It was the mower and the other tools that were a problem, but the mower's a good old Briggs and Stratton, so I bet that'll just shrug the whole thing off. Look forward to your impending visit. Have you decided which event you're coming for? Bring lots of warm clothes, we don't do 90 degrees even in mid summer.

Darrell said...

Sounds like the shed itself survived. Well built I'd say.
Well, odds are if I can pull off a trip it'll be between May and September. So event-wise I don't know what will be happening. I may be able to stretch it to October, the Haggis runs look fun.

Gorgeous Biker Chick said...

If you're here in August Darrell, I'm sure we can find you a bike for you to ride in the Scottish Double Plus1. Or if you can stretch it to Oct and do the Haggis I bet you'd have an equally good time. At the beginning of May you could go to the Cairn O Mount, and into June there would be all the local shows and club ride outs, July is quite busy too. Whenever you visit, we'll find something for you to do - apart from gardening, sheep foot trimming, worming etc etc.

Darrell said...

Gorgeous, I've never done anything with a sheep (honest, officer!), and gardening..well...I buy veggies in cans at the store. So, I may be quite the project. But willing to learn.
Of course you could come to Florida and learn about alligators and swamps.

Gorgeous Biker Chick said...

Think I'll leave the alligators and swamps to you Darrell. Bog snorkling is a big thing in the UK - do you go swamp snorkling?

Mrs. B.C. said...

Oh dear, a rookie!

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