Barry C. put his enviable multi-tasking skills to good use today by coordinating the various work assignments of an unusually large crew of CSVs, cooking lunch for them and running the speeder for most of the day. He was so busy he didn't even have time to look for his gloves. Although at the end of the day, he did manage to find where someone had lost their lunch in one of the cars. Literally. Always something interesting at the museum!
The CSV crew accomplished a lot in their short day on site - spiked some track, cut some brush, helped with the freezer moves (details coming up) and did a whale of a job cutting and trimming grass given the less than optimally operating equipment. Anyone interested in donating a new lawnmower? Anyone?
Ted had an interesting day as the sole motive power maven on site, although he had frequent inspection visits, by George. He completed the packing for Locomotive 1392. Now she is ready to move. Which will be grand, but who does the unpacking at the other end?
Gloria and Carol did an admirable job doing the general duties in the gift shop much to the private delight of the major ranks of the unarmed forces invading the site. And supervised the removal of the old, not-so-cold ice cream freezer and the install of the cold, not-so-old new-to-us freezer.
John was on site to work on the Internet connection. He reports it is just about there but not quite there as just as it is looking good, lightning strikes again. Seems our ongoing summer storms are causing more than lawn mowing problems.
Niall delivered the donated, gently used, fits-right-in-avocado-coloured, new-to-us, about-to-be ice cream freezer. In case anyone didn't notice, avocado appliances are a near match to the CNR olive green paint and, especially with the appropriate rust streaks, blend in with all the other similarly coloured artifacts on site. Now we just need to find out what the new freezer's capacity is for drumsticks. It may take several trials to get that quantity confirmed.
Phil and Jamie showed their best side today as they stooped over to clean the inside of the new/old freezer. After completion of that exciting and rewarding task, they commenced to begin the end of the final car maintenance inspections. All the cars have now been looked at for required maintenance and restoration work. Henceforth, we just need to complete the locomotive and building inspections, then prioritize the listed work and find another 5 volunteers to get 'er done!