It was suggested that she may like to purchase a run that had come on the market - it is a shorter run and has a lot of potential.
She had to have a new red van and, only needed a small one. These are quite hard to come by here and she was lucky to get hold of a Suzuki and in the right colour.
Doug had a Rural Delivery run many years ago and C. later took the same run on so knows what she is doing. The van came completely bare with no covering at all on the floor and also needed shelving suitable for holding the mail. Father to the rescue!
After all the red tape Doug only got the van last weekend and she started the run today. We have had heavy rain during the week and several other things on. Anyway, Doug first of all covered the floor in ply (it took 2 sheets), then carpet and an aluminium strip edging so it doesn't catch when parcels are put in.
The tray will hold small parcels and underneath is tucked a nice folding trolley with room for other parcels. I hadn't seen one of these trolleys before and will look out for one.
In the front is shelving to hold the boxes of letters.
and in the centre is a fixture for her to put the cards with details of Rural Delivery Box holders on her run.
He then installed a flashing light.
The Rural Post signs are temporary second hand ones and she should get "the works" shortly.
It was finished just after lunch yesterday - just in time. We will get an update later as to how her first day on her own run went.