Monday, March 24, 2008

We left on Friday for a road trip to Germany, moving Bo's furniture to Ireland. Well, 70 miles into France the transmission in the Transporter bust, Saturday night at 10pm in the middle of nowhere.

We had to abandon the car in Caen, no rental car was to be found on the easter holiday weekend and make our way back to Ireland by any means possibe. 2 days later we arrived back in Galway.

Left to be said, that I still need to figure out, what the repairs will cost, which can be challenging due to the lack of my french skills and obviously I will have to go back to France to collect the car, once repaired.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

I've been in Galway to collect the van from the garage, that we bought in Northern Ireland 3 weeks ago. This van should ease some of our work with the basestations and surveys of new areas drastically. The hoist has a max. height of 14.5m and 8.5m reach.

The picture is taken in the days just after we bought it, when we tested, that all gear was in working order. The van was purchased on auction up there and is a ex-Road Service vehicle. The alternator was damaged and the van needed service, as it's been sitting on the lot for a while.

All that is left now, is to get the import to the Republic done and VAT in the north claimed back.

The van for our new installer is also back on the road, so we've got a fleet of 4 vehicles now.

14 installations have been done this week and I reckon, we'll increase the numbers in the next days, when we let Christy, our new installer loose on his own.

Bo, our new supporter, has been taking calls most of the week, but there's still a lot to learn, both in regards to geography, the structure of the network and the router software, we use.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

New office established

After a long time with absolutely no time on my hands, I thought, I'd start this blog.

The company is after 2 years finally profitable, pays decent salaries and with the recent hirings, we're at a headcount of 5.

Yesterday the new office in Scalp got established, as Bo is going to start with us tomorrow. So we've been pulling wires, moved desks etc. over the weekend.