Time really does fly...

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Gosh this week has gone quickly! Where does time fly to when you're so busy? The facilities building has been the centre of my universe this week. There seems to be a universal law in building projects which states that the last 5% of any builld will give you 95% of the stress!! When I realised I'd stopped sleeping at night because I was worrying about shower curtains and wooden beading instead of the bigger things like how to move 80,000 tonnes of clay, or how to get a long enough hose pipe to fill the marina, I knew it was time to get things back into perspective.

That said, no matter how much spin you put on them, snagging lists for building work have to be either the most demoralising or the most uplifiting things to complete (with a very fine line drawn between the two). Fortunately by the end of this week I felt a glimmer of optimism and realised that by and large we're pretty much finished. Even better news is that the commercial washing machine and tumble dryer have arrived and both are working wonderfully. We have specialist cleaners coming into the building on Monday and the office furniture on Tuesday. At this rate by Wednesday both Sue and I may have the office knocked into shape! We'll be completely spoiled — our own office, desks, chairs, computer — there's even carpet!!

Further reading

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Sam: Thu 26 Apr 11:35am

Sunday 29th April2.30pm until 4.30pmA Fire Engine and team will be at the Marina this Sunday!They will be hosting a talk with members of the public regarding water safety and answering any questions you may have on the subject.Drowning is one of the UK's leading causes of accidental death. Each year more than 300 people drown after tripping, falling or just by underestimating the...

Middlewich Branch Breach
Janet: Fri 30 Mar

Please be aware that there has been a breach of the Middlewich Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal between Lock 2 Stanthorne Lock and Lock 1 Wardle Lock. A stoppage is currently in place and is expected to remain so for some...

High Sheriff Awards 2018
Janet: Fri 30 Mar

We are delighted to announce that Overwater has been presented with the award for Family Business Excellence by the High Sheriff of Chester at the recent Enterprise Awards for 2017/18. Angus Maughan and David Johnson attended the award ceremony at Chester Race Course to receive the...

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