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Crust-om Renovations

I think a large part of the lack of blogging is probably down to a very limited amount of pizza puns I have left in my arsenal...


Been a while hasn't it? Bet you weren't wondering where we'd been. Bet you'd been enjoying the lack of pizza spam on your various social media apps. Bet you're reading this out of either politeness or sheer boredom. Luckily, being the self-indulgent human that I am, I'll happily accept both of those reasonings.

The reason that I decided to pop up on your 'gram/twitter with another piece of writing is two-fold:

1. We've actually got some developments!

2. I have a rather unhealthy amount of spare time today.

Basically, regular readers of this blog will have witnessed our slog of eventually doing up a horse trailer. It took considerably longer than planned, but ultimately, we were fairly proud of our work. It functioned as a pizza trailer. You ordered a pizza. The dough was stretched. The toppings were added. The pizza was cooked. The pizza was boxed. The pizza was (hopefully) enjoyed its the lucky recipient. On the surface, pretty spot on...(can you see where I'm headed with this?).

There may or may not have been a few issues...I'll try and illustrate as best as I can, using one photo.

*Note my banging editing skills

1: THIS BLOODY FLUE. Now, I don't know how many of you know this about wood fire, but it turns out, it produces quite a hefty amount of smoke. Also, apparently inhaling it for 3 straight hours is "extremely unhealthy and will cause long term health issues" because carbon-monoxide isn't the heath cure its all cracked up to be. At any rate, my plan of opening every possible door/window/flap to air the trailer out was an unworkable tactic. (Plus, having alot of ash visible every time I blew my nose was undesirable)

2: WORKSPACE. As good as these tables were to put up, they didn't offer much in terms of space. As you can see, I'm balancing my dough trays, and all the ingredients on there. I've also got to make the pizzas on that surface, due to the oven being on both tables. Cutting a long story short, there is nowhere near enough space, or any sort of storage.

3: IN TRANSIT. See that oven there? Thats 115kgs. See those tables? They are extremely good when stationary. ONLY when stationary. The moment the trailer is hooked up and starts moving, so does the oven, which moves the tables, which means I drive in a state of utter panic until I get to the destination. Plus everything else in the trailer also moves around as we didn't have any proper storage. Every time we opened the doors after a drive, it was like the remains of a small tornado in there.

Fundamentally, although we put in the effort, it was a botch job. I know it, you know it, and the guy we eventually spoke to about sorting our mess out most certainly knew it.

I'm not too proud to admit we should have just gone to a professional to start with, it would have saved the stress and probably a few coins...

The issues now are in the process of being solved, whats more is they've been updating us along the way and we couldn't be happier. Below are some progress photos of where we were at as of Thursday last week. We pick her up tomorrow and I can't wait to get it out on the road.

Thanks as always!



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