No posts recently because I've been busy with non boaty things like fiddling with my new camera, teaching someone to play mountain dulcimer, and all that stuff. But tomorrow I have a boaty job on hand.
Despite my advanced age I have never done any real plumbing, apart from attaching a washing machine and minor tasks of that ilk. Now I'm going to have a go at installing a new drinking water tap and an under sink filter. It ought to be easy because Herbie uses simple plastic plumbing fittings. However I have to cut a neat hole in the stainless steel sink surround. Hole saw? No chance. Drill? Would probably put a dent in the sink. There is a proper tool for the job, sometimes called a tank cutter but where do you get one in a hurry? Simples. Just ring Pete.
I choose my friends wisely. As well as being a fine chap and a member of our band Prank, Pete has a sideline in buying and selling tools and has a huge collection of tools and machinery. It's like having your own personal ironmonger. "Yes " says Pete, "Just pop over and I'll look out a selection for you." I don't know yet what size I need because although I have seen a tap I like, it don't have any measurements for it. So in my pocket I now have a small assortment of tank cutters. One of them should be the right size.
This is the point where I write " It should be simple now, nothing can go wrong." but for me, DIY usually takes ten times longer than estimate so I expect it will take a couple of days and five trips to Wicke's for bits I didn't know I needed. I'll try to remember to make a photographic record to show you later.
While I'm on the subject of cameras, my new one is teaching me a lot of lessons, and giving me surprises. However, I now take Granny Buttons advice, which is not to talk about two different topics in one post, so you'll have to wait to see what the surprises are.