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.
Not the best of weather to be out and about driving especially across the jurassic coastline to West Bay . I received a call out there yesterday to change a jammed cylinder, which I finished in double quick time. Christchurch was my next destination, where a couple were having a problem with a mortice lock, I changed the sash lock and upgraded it to a British Standard ERA Fortress, bringing the property into line with current insurance companies stipulations. Home for tea , then received a call out to Bitterne in Southampton, for a mechanism failure . I identified the problem, secured the property and was on my way home in under an hour, lots of driving and lots of rain, day over hooray.