He was an 'old school' engineer, you know the 7 year apprenticeship type
Drove me insane that we had to build a machine for a couple of weeks to do a job that would have taken us 5 mins
But it was like growing up in the A Team.
He retired through ill health due to his heart and was very frustrated at home but he wanted to build the best workshop ever but filled it with projects.
Sadly he died just 4 weeks after he found out that he might have cancer. it's a tough challenge sorting stuff out, but I enjoy remembering the things we used to get up to.
A few days before he died I got his land rover and parked it next to the room where his bed was and we snuck out and I drove him round his field and showed him all his stuff. When he was asleep I had been out there cleaning up the place and he said he was so proud.
He said he had lots to tell me but he died two days later so he never had time.