On Tuesday lunchtime after months of looking for a secondhand shop counter, a potentially suitable counter came across my Facebook feed, on making contact it was SOLD. But then the seller came back and said as long as we could collect it on Wednesday it was ours.
A few phone calls and managed to get Paul and Rick to agree to come and help me... So Wednesday morning you found us at Rick's picking him up at 08:30 and off to Bulwell we went.
We knew that the counter was up a set of stairs and was heavy but what we didn't know was it was still attached to the wall! But we got it out in a few bits, loaded and back for a bite of late lunch. Then to the shop to offload.
So, after picking up a whiteboard for the classroom (free, as part of our recycle, reuse, reduce philosophy), you found Paul and I at the shop ready to clean and put the shop counter together.
But first, I got to play with a power tool - yes really.. being a Diving professional is really a multi-talented occupation and one you never stop learning in... Today it was sanding..
Then a few layers of linseed oil
whilst Paul, put the inner shell of the counter together with a little help occasionally
Final result - well nearly... have some shelves to put in but it looks good we think.
Dive Rutland is the trading name for Dive Rutland Limited, a company registered in England and Wales with company number 9433835.
Registered address: 8 Horn Close, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6FE