Van fun (by )

Well, we've moved everything out of the flat now; a total of ten Transit van-loads, most of which were all the way to the new home, but (due to time pressure) some of which just went to the local self storage.

So the new home is currently full of piled up furniture and boxes, and the broadband isn't working properly (it cuts out whenever you life the phone handset, and when the phone is down, comes and goes on its own). Probably something to do with it being a long bit of ancient cable dangling from telegraph poles as it strides over the valley. I will try using a different microfilter as suggested by the ISP, then it's down to getting BT to recable the place.

The van is fun, though. I'm pleasantly surprised by the condition it's in for a cheap second hand one; the engine runs fine. It's used a bit more oil than it should, but it has run about 3,000 miles in the past week!

The steering system is lovely, too. Power assisted, with a big steering wheel, and it can get the wheel far enough round to enable the thing to turn in a very small space. That and the 2.5L Diesel engine means we can very happily go down a steep hill then turn a near-hairpin back UP the hill without breaking a sweat...

Van drivers are nice to you when you're also in a van. And car drivers are scared of you.

Then again, wouldn't you be scared if you were going along a narrow country lane when you found a big red van hurtling towards you... with L plates on it?

1 Comment

  • By Charlee, Fri 5th Aug 2005 @ 4:53 pm

    I have to agree with Al, the van is fantastic. It was SO much fun to drive it, and a pleasure to help with the move in order to get to play with it 😉 It was like driving a massive Fiat Panda, that you didn't think was going to blow up at any minute 😀


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