Monday, September 12, 2005
Fred, who is retired and lives locally, has been a willing volunteer on Lady Jane for over a week now. Here he is armed with a hammer, chipping away at the ever present rust.
It is the slow, steady progress against the rust that will win the day. At the moment Fred is putting in a couple of hours a day when he can, partly as a form of exercise, partly for the love of boats and partly as a means of paying back a favour to someone he knew, also from Zimbabwe, who has long since disappeared.
Fred came to help through Malcolm, who happens to live literally right across the road from Lady Jane. I got to know Malcolm through his son-in-law, John, a good friend who lives in the same village as me. It is strange how things work out sometimes, you just can't make this stuff up.
Over the weekend, between Fred and myself, we achieved great things on Lady Jane. Thanks Fred.
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