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Last night we had a visit by one of our boating neighbours. The fact that it was 10.30pm made both of us wonder if we were going to be visited by another con man. It turned out that the guy in the very small cruiser wanted his phone charged as he had no power on his boat, He even offered us food to help him out of which we declined saying we had no problem charging the phone so long as he could leave it with us over night.. This morning he appeared when Ian stuck his head out from under the cratch cover and gave Ian a box of Asda tea bags for his trouble. The guys been drifting ,as he calls it, for 10 months starting out in Oxford and going where the wind takes him. He's one of those guys that looks unkempt and one usually would avoid but chatting to him we found him to be a very interesting and intelligent person. Why he ended up 'down and out' is his own business but he appeared to be very happy with his lot, and with a lovely GSD cross collie for a companion, he says he wants for nothing, other then a bit of power now and then.
Ian has departed to collect the car. Our son Colin turned up early to give him a lift back. It saves Ian all that hassle of finding a bus to Milton Keynes centre, then the coach to Nottingham and from there another bus to Sandiacre. It usually takes 4 or 5 hours just to get to the car and then with another hour and half back he could be gone most of the day. Once he's back we can shop and stop of at Colin's to see the grandchildren and also to see if anymore work has been done round the house. I rather think not, and that now that 'Dad' is back no doubt Ian will get roped into doing the work instead.