MONDAY 13TH APRIL 2009
A lovely bright, drying day at last. I hoisted the airer into the bracket on the tiller arm, I had previously drilled two indentations into the underside of the tiller arm, so that the brackets securing screws could locate into the indents and prevent the bracket from slipping over and dumping all the washing into the water. I saw on the blogg of Julia and Mark of N.B. Poppy, that they had a similar problem which they resolved in a slightly different way, by drilling a hole in the top side of the bracket, in line with the hole for the tiller pin and using the pin to secure the bracket. The airer now shows no sign of moving and in no time at all the washing was dry. The bracket can also be used for the big sun umbrella which I am confident will be needed in the summer.
The rest of day was spent getting ready to depart Wigrams tomorrow. The forecast for Wednesday and Thursday was for rain and although we only need to be at Fenny Compton by Friday to meet up with Jacquie’s nephew and his fiancée, we decided it might be prudent to kick off on the Tuesday.