Wednesday, 24 September 2014

The fan belt still works. I put a load of stuff up on fremessa..... A site full of requests for free stuff. Iresponded to a few messages and am delivering some stuff today.
I have a lot of stuff that I get given or customers just want rid of.
So today I am out to holt park to deliver some ladders. Then Otley.....







Tuesday, 23 September 2014

out on the van with Monza and Sally......


Up for 7am. drinking tea for just after that....and then walking to get a new fan belt..Well...I hear you cry....WHAT IS UNUSUAL about that!? you should be up at 7am you lazy sod.


 Work has been a bit thin on the ground lately, and my wife has been a bit ill and therefore is not up at 5am to clean. Happy days ! then really being in bed late gets boring...and then ....guess what suddenly I am liking it!
 Yesterday I got two bookings....so up I am to buy this fan belt and get myself on the road.
Job one....out to Morley and Birstall. sally and Monza came too....could not do a right lot but could set up the GPS system!



 Lovely sunny day too. customer a chatty chap with a girly long haired german sheperd. very lovely too....and he will need me again to move it all again in two weeks. I .love repeat customers with German sheperd dogs. my fave.

After the excitement of everyone out...just like the old days...I took Sally and Monza home and did the second job on my own....no need to push my luck!
Whilst gone...a certain kitchen company called ...wanting NOW!
sally said he will be about an hour...
okay I will call you back madame Hitler said.
they called back. sally said....I did not think you employed us anymore.
well the work is in fits and starts and it can take ages to load......
well that is no good then is it!?
last job Lee had to take off because he needed to get back to you...
NOT the way I heard the story. The salesman very rudely told him to wait as he was drinking coffee.....
Oh well I do not get involved.
NO....I would not if I were you.


Now I know That nothing gets past that one. I have been on the other end of her tongue. she knows.
sally called me....I said...
I am NOT going to jump for them. sod em......either I work for a company or I do not...
                        It has been four weeks since I last had a job for them. I can not and will not believe that they had nothing to deliver for the last four weeks.

Monday, 22 September 2014

A monday in September.

 I called my dad. The fan belt has gone on the van and I have no work and therefore no money. The powers that be say I work full time and therefore qualify for no benefits. this is even though my wife has had surgery and can not work yet.....okay you buggers how do I pay my mortgage and bills!?
 So I called my dad. Without a fan belt on the van I have no chance of going anywhere.. Dad met me at the supermarket. Dad is not a happy bunny as he just paid out for two tiny little rubber things for the suspension on his Skoda. He went to the dealership...what the hell does He expect.....he did not even think to let me have a look at putting them on! over £3oo.00 the bill was. some people you really can not tell anything too.....
My dad is one of them. Having done the supermarket, had smoke blown in my face as he got off the bus and then watched him imitate a dog followed by a computer key board I had enough.
I supposed to try and get the mortgage rate reduced. I could not face another phone call being passed around again.
crap pox and bugger.
Then the phone rang. job one for tomorrow....to Morley. Monza  and sally can come....just like the old days...
then it rang again...job number two...to Kirkstall!
MUST FIX THAT FAN BELT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Busy making wind turbines and wine racks

 busy making wind turbines and wine racks , I explained how to reverse a hoover engine using magnets to Monza the dog. As you can see he was none plussed.
Here I am in Otley church.....after going to the butchers and junk shops........really very busy doing not a right lot

making sparks......
building wine racks for all the home brew. We also made nettle beer. This I would never recommend. Even I could only take one sip. I pored it onto the garden. It killed all of the weeds on the path, so that saved me a job at least. so now I have loads of spare bottles.

Last night we tested the nettle wine.......it is in the fridge now. hopefully it will be better chilled. If now....watch out what you get for christmas.
A long while since I wrote this blog...the van business is now almost defunct. the jobs I now get are usually local, most customers are fine. others complain because I am only one man.....nothing changes there then. expecting to pay peanuts to move heaven and sometimes the earth as a "can you just".....
As the van is now  so old and rusty it can not even get as far as York.   Today......which is Sunday, I am going to wash the old dear and put on a new fan belt.
correction on the fan belt. I spent the money on shopping, as we have no van work.....food is more important.
The phone rang at about 1pm. Was I available NOW!? I quoted £60.00. How bloody much said caller!?....will not be hearing from them again then.
This time last year we were really busy delivering for a local kitchen company this year and especially this month they just stopped calling
Why? Firstly the word on the street is that they are going to the wall. Funnily enough other local companies are stacked out with business...... I know as I have made sure they have my card.....
This Un named kitchens company...
Well the last job I did for them was off loaded at their own warehouse. I HAD loaded it half hour before.....then got told to wait whilst the salesman drank coffee with his mate/customer. I tried to politely gee him Along.
.no....chance..just got told to wait again.....rudely.
So I did wait a further 20 minutes.....
Then said Sod it
And took it all back off the van.
That. Was that. By the way this was a £30.00 local delivery which should have taken 20 minutes in total!
The job before that was for the same salesman.....he called at 7'30 am wanting a delivery NOW!
The day before I had told him that I was taking my wife to a hospital appointment.
I reminded him
F###!he said.
Later just as we had parked the van and walking towards hospital......the phone rang again.
Same salesman...wanting a delivery now now now.
I reexplained the situation.
F###.....he said
I said I could do his delivery at lunchtime.
F### he said.
So that was pretty much my career delivering kitchens..
My wife is now much improved. The end of July she was diagnosed With breast cancer. Has since had  a mastectomy. This certain kitchen company phoned up to find out how she was.
My wife got out three words before being cut off by their office Hitler....
Must go she said.....really busy!
must be coffee time said Sally. probably going to contemplate how she is going to pay her mortgage when they actually do go to the wall.......
Word is that it will not be long.