Marty from Marty’s Paint and Panel smiles, which is a relief. “You came and saw me in my old premises … which I moved from, oh about nine years ago!” Well bugger me, doesn’t time march on.
Step back nine years to when I purchased my Mog. Actually, it was more like I ‘rescued’ him. He was sitting somewhat forlorn in the middle of a giant parking lot owned by a circus. On his tray was a bright red Noddy car – the circus had used him to haul Noddy throughout the country. As I walked around the vehicle he seemed like one of those elephants you’d see just standing chained to a peg, captive and unmoving, miles from his natural environment. In my heart I knew I’d have to set him free. Come with me mate, and together we’ll roam the savannah in search of high adventure.
In hindsight, of which I have plenty, I may not have set out on this journey if I’d had even the slightest premonition of just how involved project managing such a mammoth task would become. Along the way I’ve learnt an entirely new and alien language, ‘RV Speak’. There are inverters and co-verters, introverters and extroverters and I quickly surmised if I wanted to be taken seriously I’d have to append the ‘verter’ suffix onto every term I used when discussing plans with suppliers. “The solar-verters will have to be attached by four raised clamp-o-verters and then wired down through the panel-verter directly into the MTTP-verter!” It caused confusion, but definitely sounded like I knew what I was talking about.
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