I finally have a date when Mum gets into Hospital. 28th March is the date. She will be in for 5 days to have the old artificial hip joint removed and some temporary packing installed. She will then be sent home for 4-6 weeks to let the antibiotics do their magic. Then it is back in to get a fresh hip joint fitted. She will then hopefully be able to start recovering fully. I am hoping based on current information that by June she will be fully mobile and well on the road to recovery.
I will then be able to start my travels in earnest. The Scotland Trip has been binned, so currently I am looking at doing the Stratford Upon Avon show, Touring a bit of Wales then back to the Malvern Show to meet up with JJ and co.
I have just had the MOT done, it failed on some minor issues but some major repairs were recommended. I went back after a few days and got the MOT done.
I still need to get new leaf springs. The current ones are single leaf and are fully inverted. I have a price for triple leaf springs at £336 which isn’t’ too bad. Probably going to cost £100-£200 in labour on top of that.
The next job after that is the gear box. Then after that a new fridge. Once these jobs are done I am hoping that is the last of the big spends and I can start saving and travelling a lot lot more.
Yesterday I got the Oil Sump replaced which wasn’t too bad of a job, it only took an hour and cost £120 all in. I already had the new oil sump which I bought off ebay for half the price the motor factors wanted.
If things go to plan and finances don’t take another hit, I am hoping to get over to Europe for a few months in the summer, Back to the UK for a month or two to visit family then back to Portugal for the Winter. I really don’t want to have another nasty winter in the UK….