Monday, 28 December 2009

The Big Freeze

I was called out on Christmas Eve through the freezing fog to a groundwater treatment plant supposedly frozen solid. Four bags of rock salt and a fair bit of persistence by myself and an assistant allowed us to get the plant back up and running, an outcome the client had thought vanishingly unlikely. Most satisfying.

Happy New Year from all here.

Monday, 21 December 2009

Xmas Break

Coming up to the Christmas break, with only a bit of coursework and some babysitting of a groundwater treatment plant to do over the next couple of weeks.

Merry Xmas from all here...

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Lean times

Only two tenders in the European Journal for the whole of the UK today, as opposed to the normal count of around 50. We aren't out of the recession yet!

I've been teaching and had a call-out to problems at a groundwater treatment plant in Manchester, but work has been pretty quiet overall. We are tendering for some new public sector work, and hope to fill any gaps with some bread and butter consultancy. We are not too worried, as teaching is proving time-consuming enough at present.

It looks like I'm not going to be getting better than 40p in the pound from Invent Water Features' unpaid debt, and even that is based on some pretty optimistic expectations of repayment of their own outstanding debts.