Its been a bit of a strange old week, when its come to jobs that is, Monday 5 call outs ranging from Winchester to Totton then Burley and back to Poole. Tuesday nothing all day then 3 all in or around evening so late finish oh plus a call out ,last of the day to Salisbury to an address that didn’t exist, so a wasted trip and diesel down the pan. Wednesday and 4 call outs mostly in or around Salisbury which seems to be coming my second home but again last of the day I was called out, quite a distance to Sturminster Newton, to a lock out on a mortice and British Standard night latch, pain in the bum, managed to open both the locks and got the customer in reasonable time but a late finish. Thursday was just the 1 call out to Ferndown and a mechanism failure. A quick change of cylinder solved that problem and home for tea, night off . Friday started early as I had a further works job booked in for 9 0’clock in Salisbury, arrived on time stripped out the old mechanism, went to fit the new one and low and behold they delivered the wrong part, so put it back together ordered the new part for delivery on Monday and left for another job in Ferndown. All in all it has been a strange old week one minute you think that its going to be a good week and then its all quiet and nothing.
The day started, with a trip to Broadstone, where a customer was having problems with his upvc door. A quick change of cylinder saw that problem off and it was on to the next one, a visit to Milford On Sea where a dear old lady’s lock had Jammed, I stripped that out oiled it up and was on to, what turned out to be, my last job of the day, a visit to Dibden Pirlieu where an elderly gentleman had snapped a key off in his mortice lock, with the door locked, first I picked the lock, then took it apart, found the problem and put it back together again, leaving it working perfectly and another happy customer. I then had a lovely Sunny drive back across the forest to Bournemouth.