After getting this morning's rant off my chest the day got better.
Having consumed a breakfast of eggs on toast and coffee, it was off for a walk in Wicken. Past the fen visitor centre and across the fields, back into the village near the windmill, and a welcome visit to the Maids Head. Every walk should end at a pub, and a rather interesting pint of Oakham 'Inferno' made the world seem a better place.
Much of the rest of the day has been taken up with further progress on project donkey.
The old girl is starting to take shape now, despite finding many examples of poor maintenance and repairs in its obviously hard life.
On the plus side, the critical engine internals seem to be in pretty good shape which is promising.
I'm certainly thankful for working at an engineering establishment as it gives me access to all sorts of equipment that makes the job easier such as lathes and milling machines for making new parts and a bead blast cabinet for bringing new life to old corroded items.
Still a long way to go but there's no rush. The whole idea is it gives me something to do!