Today is a Sunday like any other, a chilled breakfast in front of the tv before we head off to our different horse powers. Me going to the stables, Brian going to the garage. But it’s also September 11th and everywhere you turn there are reminders of the WTC attack. Last night we picked up my brother at the airport. We stayed for a cup of tea and started talking about what we were doing 10 years ago. I can’t believe it’s been 10 years. Can’t believe what the world has turned into in that time.
Now it’s less than a month until our registration inspection! The work that we needed to do on the cruiser is pretty much finalized, whatever Brian does from now on is just bonus material… We just need to prepare it by taking out the back seats and putting in the load bars. It turned out we also need to take off the bull bar since it’s a homemade custom one that won’t pass the inspection. Which we got a little irritated about and started inspecting every car we see on the roads that have bull bars to figure out if theirs would have passed or not. But we’ll just have to do what needs to be done to get the car through the inspection.
Sometimes it hits me how we decided to do this project without really having the wind blowing our way. We don’t have our own garage, or even a garden. We prepare the car in a country with very strict and detailed traffic and vehicle rules, regulations and inspections. We’re very thankful to all the people letting us use their garages and gardens and helping us out in many different ways to make this happen.
The good news right now is that the development organization I mentioned earlier seems to be on board! We just need to sort out the details of the cooperation before I tell you all about it.
Okay, time to head out. Brian is right now working on installing an advanced alarm system in the car. It’s a lot of wiring. As in, a lot. When he gets back we will look into how to watch the rugby world cup on tv – we did a lot of research this summer to see who will show the world cup but got nothing. The other day we were adviced of one channel but it turned out they only show one game every weekend, not all of them. Hopefully we can (well, he can) see more of the rugby. Go Springboks!