Following on from a rather manic year work wise, I have decided to change my career. My previous job gave me daytimes off of work but meant I worked most evenings. There was very little plans when it came to holiday cover or sickness. This would normally result in us working 6, sometimes 7 days a week. As it was a physically demanding job this would result in me being too tired to do little else when I finally DID get a rest day. This is why little has been achieved this year - strangely enough, the last time I had a unproductive year was during the M&D anniversary a few years ago. Maybe I'm fated with anniversaries?
My new job is very much a temporary thing before I move on yet again. However, the beauty of it is that the pay is at least equal but mostly more. It not so physically demanding so I won't be so exhausted (hopefully).
This seems to be a problem in vehicle preservation - lots of time but no money or lots of money and no time!
A quick fleet update at the end of August 2016:
PKE807M - Currently off road awaiting repairs to the hydraulic throttle system and a mechanical service.
MFN41R - Currently off road but nearing completion. Awaiting final fitting out and a new tail pipe.
XJJ656V - Off road and still away from HQ being used as an apprentice project at a local engineering company.
SKL681X - Currently off road. Various items removed for the other buses which are currently being refurbished prior to refitting. Awaiting an electrical rewire and repairs to leaking propshaft.
N301XRP - Currently off road. Cab floor repairs completed. Handbrake needing adjustment and repainting is underway.
Series 1 Metrocab - Off road awaiting repairs to the body mounts.
Series 2 Metrocab - Off road with a fuel supply and starter issue.
Series 3 Metrocab - Off road but MOT work underway.
Series 3 Metrocab - Serviceable
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