Somehow this post didn't get uploaded in December, will certainly give my website manager a sound thrashing for their lack of professionalism! (yes, it is me . . . )
There are two ways to look at things in life when they go wrong: the first is to curse, exhausting as much poison out of your lungs through pure joyous expletives at the animate or inanimate object of your ire desires; and the second is view it as an opportunity, a chance to reflect and maybe improve on the design. Or you do both, which is where I am at.
In the last month a few things have gone right and a few things have gone wrong. Hopefully more has gone right than wrong, but not everything works out that way. Since I last wrote, I had a new heavy-duty clutch fitted and the passenger seat had been welded into place. The drivers seat hasn’t been quite so lucky, and has been bouncing around in the back of my Troopy for nigh on two months with me struggling to get a chance to see my friend the welder, Luis.
Things that went rubbish
Things that have gone wrong in the last month:
...ishThe latter is certainly a way that I’m thanking my lucky stars that it happened now rather than later, and will make me reconsider the design a little to make it more sturdy. Happy place, think of positives etc.
Things that have gone right:
Everyone likes a good summary. So, 9 each. I still think I’ve lost more than I won. Some days you feel you make vast strides, and other days you feel like nothing will ever move forward. However, I am running out of time and it’s coming to crunch time with the Volvo Seats. Either I can get the older to fit them, or I buy fresh versions of the original Land Cruiser Seat. Not my preferred options but since I now have only weeks instead of months, it’s coming down to crunch time.
The blog will be a record of everything - from idea conception to old age in making this adventure happen
You can find the excellent 2006 Antipodean Adventure blog by Dwyer Rooney here