Taking no chances

I’m heading down to Agulhas this weekend, and while I intend to wander along the beach, inhale the fresh sea air and generally de-stress, that will only be once I’ve done all my jobs.

And there are quite a few jobs to do, for this is a maintenance visit.

Things need to look nice ahead of the holidays. After all, there are likely to be visitors during the summer season:

Eina.

The worry is that making stuff look nice and de-stressing will leave very little time for other stuff, like blogging. And there’s an additional issue: unstable internets.

According to the local Whatsapp group, the Vodacom signal there has been a bit iffy of late. Something to do with a digger near Napier. Clumsy bugger. And given that I have no alternatives, it seems safer just to gooi up a blog post in advance so that you guys don’t miss out.

I knew you’d be delighted.

Right. I’m off to pack my toolbox.

Have a great day!

Am alone

Hello. I’m all alone.

I’m doing a “maintenance visit” to the cottage: checking that we have enough electricity to see us through until our next visit (we didn’t), and making sure that everything’s generally ok. It’s only the second time I’ve had to do one of these in six years, but we’ve had to cancel our last two weekends here due to important commitments in Cape Town, and we hadn’t planned on not being here for an eight week stretch.
You don’t want your freezer to die from a lack of power. Or anything else for that matter.
I used the opportunity to bring down some furniture as well – easily sorted when you have an otherwise empty vehicle. Two birds and all that.

I could have done it in one day, but the six hour or so round trip was unattractive, so I’m overnighting. I managed a walk on the beach this afternoon (photos to follow, as usual) and I’m now going to lob a steak on the braai. I’m making the most of the situation here.

There’s even talk of some brandy later, but you don’t want to believe everything you hear.