Day 416 – Some quick details

Back from Agulhas. All good down there, but lots (and lots) of water.

There’s an A319 under there somewhere.

Fireplace installation promised tomorrow. Finally. I must buy some firewood. (I have some firewood, I just need to buy some more firewood.)

If you’re reading this in hospital, just remember that things could be worse: non-family visitors could be allowed.

Loadshedding is back. And the reasons this time are scary. Ten different breakdowns at seven different power stations. Our electricity grid is literally held together (or not) by thoughts, prayers and aging sticky tape.

And the sticky tape isn’t working.

Got wood?

(Firewood, that is…)

We’ve covered this before, but after this weekend, I feel that it needs covering again.

And before we go ANY further, this ISN’T a paid-for post.
Not in cash, not in kind, not in… well… wood. Otherwise it would be utterly pointless in you reading it, because of course I’m going to say that [Company] is amazing, when [Company] has paid me to tell you that they’re amazing.

This isn’t like that. Although this company is amazing.

Given the cold snap, we’ve been burning a lot of wood and we needed a new supply. And given the fact that Cape Town can also be ridiculously warm on some days, I needed some braai wood too.

Step forward, metaphorically at least, The Fireman.

I ordered 16 bags of Bluegum and 10 bags of Rooikrans (other woods are available) on Friday evening, and was offered delivery on Saturday lunchtime, but we had plans.
No problem: how about a delivery slot at 4:30pm on Monday?

Perfect.

They arrived at 4:27pm. You can’t fault that. Much, anyway.
And I will judge you if you do.

When I came home last night from a busy day in the lab killing TB, my wood was stacked neatly in bags, exactly as I asked, exactly where I asked. It’s good wood, too. (Not Goodwood, I don’t live there – I mean that it’s well-seasoned, dry wood, ready to serve purpose.)

Good service is getting harder and harder to find in Cape Town. Rather than just constantly whining about the bad stuff (although that is a completely legitimate approach), we should celebrate and support those companies which are doing things right, doing things well.

So, if you need braai wood or firewood (or both) delivered free of charge to your home address and stacked to your liking (T&Cs apply), then please support The Fireman. And please share this post.

 

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And please just remember that this isn’t a paid for post. If anyone pays me to blog about their product, I’ll tell you very clearly that they have done. And then I’ll spend that money on beer.

Cape Town Firewood Advice

I like it when local businesses do well. I especially like when they do well because they offer really good service.

Getwine springs immediately to mind. I ordered from them again today, as it happens, and I have enthused about them before on here several times.

And now, step forward The Fireman:

Superior quality DRY firewood and braaiwood delivery in Cape Town.

They were very good when I ordered from them pre-winter, and now I find myself requiring a refill, they’ve been very good again. Here’s the email I got this morning:

Dear 6000
Thank you for your order.

We have been so incredibly busy that demand is currently exceeding supply and despite working around the clock, our farmers are struggling to keep up at the moment.  We have the dry wood stock at the farms so supply will not be a problem, and have just mobilised two more camps of staff to increase our logging production levels. We hope we will have caught up to have a surplus stock level at the depot by early next week. At the moment, every single bag of the stock that arrives has already been allocated by previously booked appointments so goes straight out to someone’s house! We thought we had projected a sufficient chopped supply for this season but we think because of our commitment to only providing dry wood, on time and with a smile, we have been a lot busier than expected.

We can offer you a delivery on [date] at [time] if this is convenient for you?

It turns out that [date] and [time] is very convenient for me, and – despite their apparent struggles – is really not ever so far away. What’s more, I’m confident that they will turn up when they say they will, with a truckload of dry wood and a smile. Delivery is included and they’ll stack the wood for free.

So, if you are after firewood in Cape Town, please go to their site and support them some more.

Note: This is not a sponsored post. Remember, I tell you about sponsored posts:

Occasionally, people get in touch wanting paid links or sponsored posts. I can choose to be very selective with these, because I know that the blog isn’t my source of income, and I’ll always tell you if I am endorsing a product in exchange for cold, hard cash of course.

So when I say something is good, you’ll know that you can believe what I am saying.
And, looking around at other Cape Town blogs, doesn’t that make a refreshing change?