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Monday, 13 December 2010

At long last

As the title says, at long last, the boats are on the move and we are seeing boats on the wharf for services, we seem to be selling coal as though its going to cease to be mined, I have just had to order more supplies, thanks to this extraordinary weather that we are having our coal and smokeless fuel sales have gone through the roof, it is much easier to do the coal now than it used to be when we did it by boat, it was hard work when we had to load and unload the boats by hand, now it comes on an Arctic lorry, off loaded using our Matbro and stacked neatly in our compound, no more lumping tons by hand! Gas sales have also soared and we have been struggling to get our normal deliveries as the Calor depot had run out of stock last week, Angela did a sterling job and found another supplier to keep our customers happy, if the weather men are correct we are in for another cold spell later this week so we will probably up our orders so that all the boats can stay warm over the Christmas period.

While talking of Christmas, we are only closing Christmas day, Boxing day and New years day this year, we will be finishing slightly earlier on Christmas eve but only at 3pm, we have found over the last few years that people still require our services and as we are the only chandlery open people come from miles away for emergency parts to keep their boats going over the festive break.

Its a grey day today and not very exciting so i haven't bothered to take any pictures, and the work being done by everyone isn't very exciting either so no pictures of that either! Lee is busy putting the final touches to Silhouette in the painting dock, James is blacking Ember, Mick is doing gas safety work on the hire fleet while Paul is doing a complete central heating installation on a boat, I will try and take some photos of that job as it progresses, Jay has been cleaning the holiday cottage today and Amanda is still sorting through the chandlery and making it tidier, David id busy doing David things and I have been catching up after my weekend off, so until tomorrow.

If any one is around on Christmas eve drop in and have a drink with us, i will even be buy you a drink!


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