Tanks roll in to Ribadumia

April 15th, 2009 | Uncategorized

It is a little while since I last updated progress on our tank repairs, especially as we have just enjoyed (?) a five day Easter break here in Ribadumia. I say Ribadumia because, in keeping with the vagaries of Spanish holidays, not everyone in Galicia had the same length of break. Indeed, we once again experienced the rather odd situation in Pontevedra, when one side of the river (that divides the city where we live) was on holiday, whereas the other side of the river was not. Anyway, as usual I digress….

To be honest I have stayed away from our tank room (perhaps more than I should), as it is simply heartbreaking to see the absolute chaos that exists in our normally well-ordered cellar. Fortunately, the cellar is divided into three seperate tank rooms, and as the work is only taking place in one of the three, we are more or less able to contain the amount of dirt and dust generated by the work.

In the last couple of days however, we seem to be making real progress as the new/repaired tanks are re-assembled (the top half, and cooling jackets are completely new – see photo). My own estimate is that nearly three quarters of the work is now complete, and order is slowly being restored. Indeed, on one side of the cellar we now have a complete row of restored and rejuvenated tanks, which I have to say look rather resplendent.

Hopefully, within the next few weeks I will be posting a photo of the completed work, or at least once our own guys have had an opportunity to give the place a serious deep-clean.

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