What a day. The builders punctured a gas pipe which meant calling out the plumbers and the electrician to deal with the heating system which had to be shut down and then restarted. In the midst of all of this an Italian couple arrived and started to walk around the garden. When I asked them who they were and what they were doing they said they lived close by, had seen all the work going on and wanted to see it for themselves. I was polite but speechless - the suggestion that they come back when we were less frenetic seemed to be well received.The boyz naturally have gone through the day believing that all this activity is in some way solely for their benefit. Their favourite rest spot is right next door to the earth moving equipment! Friends sometimes wonder what we do to keep ourselves busy here in Italy. Believe me, it takes all the time in the world and then some to get things done.
Benign to malign
3 years ago