It is important to put a Pathfinder team in ahead of a main landing. That way they can scout out landing sites, get the lay of the land and report back on any unexpected defenses. Means one doesn't get a nasty surprise when the main landing goes in....
I look forward to joining them there come Thursday morning.
Bag is prepared for packing, vital supplies etc all in place. Small extra bag folded up inside should I buy more than I am expecting. (Most likely in the form of Gundam Kits if it happens)...
They were last seen c10pm packing a van which needed unloading before they could go to bed!
We unloaded 6 trollys full when/we arrived. There was a sevenths worth left but we thought we could unload that with Nick's later on.
To Nick's and a quick Asda run for snack foods and supplies. Back to Nick's for pizza and chicken things. But only after we had emptied. THE LOFT!
Geoff's toys represented about what nick had in total last year. The loft contained probably another 50 boxes.
As I ate I stared at the boxes and knew there was a full load in front of me and deeply regretted not totally emptying the van when we had the chance.
Around 10.30 we began loading and I was quickly proven correct. Not everything would go in. We eventually were forced to abandon a TR fort max to his own devices. I'm sure hell be fine snuggled up in his box.
Merciful gold plastic syndrome in the sky, the satnav took us the proper way back to the Hilton, that's to say not through the fiery pits of hell.
We did 2 more runs (4 trollys) before abandoning the rest to thieves and vandals.
Sleepy time was about 1.30am. Meaning I'd been on the go, mostly driving or loading/unloading for 19 hours.
END OF DAY ONE
Up at 6. Unloaded van. Took another 3 trollys for a total 13 trollys of stock, before donations and whatever is being brought by others.
Took the van back to the airport, went to the post office to get a bit of change for the float. Went back to the petrol station to collect the plastic weld I'd had sent there from ebay. Back to hotel room and moved stock around till I could see my bed again.