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

wheelybus_o
Sam: Wed 16 Jan 1:17pm

Look what's arrived. The Overwater Wheelybus has, after some phenomenal fundraising, been handed over to us today. Now we can transport wheelchair users, and those with mobility issues, for trips on our wheelchair friendly Wheelyboat and to appointments...

Raft Padddle 1
Janet: Mon 29 Oct

We are very proud to say they made it! — our engineering team from Overwater Marina, lead by Simon Peek, workshop manager have recently been paddling for pounds as they completed a mammoth 10 mile paddle from the marina, near Audlem, to Nantwich basin and back to raise funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute. The team nicknamed "Peeky's Blinders" were in their bespoke mini...

PEEKYS BLINDERS 2016-1
Carol: Tue 16 Oct 2:56pm

Sunday the 28th October will see the Overwater Marina engineering team paddling for pounds as they attempt a charity row from the Marina, near Audlem, to Nantwich basin and back. Peeky's Blinders, named in honour of workshop manager Simon Peek, have decided to re-launch their raft 'Broke n down' to raise funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute with this sponsored event...