Shop front in the summer

Thursday, 10 October 2013

What a difference a day makes!!

On Tuesday I was saying how fantastic the weather was, well what a difference a day makes because it has now gone the other way and the temperature has dropped massively compared to two days ago! So much so that coal sales have shot up through the roof and we now have deliveries planned for tomorrow to our usual customers, that will please Fred. Don't forget that not only do we sell pre packed solid fuel, coal, logs, stick, fire ligthters but we also deliver by road (minimum 10x25KG bags) and we still deliver by water, but only in Norbury, and only on a small boat that we load on the wharf not a 70 footer like other people do.

Another busy day here at Norbury today, well it was first thing this morning, the reception was full of people, people collection ordered parts, people getting diesel on the wharf, a big tractor with one of our regular customers on also after diesel, day boaters coming to collect their boat for the day, the phone wouldn't stop ringing, we didn't know where to turn first, we could have done with three tills at one stage and three ears to answer the phones, and then it was like someone turned the electricity off as the place went dead quiet and it stayed like that for the afternoon, the day boat came back with happy boaters on it and we had a hire boat return that has been out for the last three weeks with a regular customer on board.

Nothing really exciting happening around the yard, Simon has been working on a vintage engine in a boat, and has been fitting anodes, as well as having a mooch around the engines in the hire fleet, Lee has blacked a couples of boats on the dock and done some tidying on the moorings, and Richard has been mostly making a dusty mess in the paint shop as he carries on stripping Thea (a converted ex working boat) that belongs a to a friend and customer of Norbury.

That's it from me for today.

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