Thursday, November 21, 2013

Men on roof may mean end of garage leaks

Good news. In the middle of the night I heard the radiator make a funny sound and this morning we had heat downstairs. Not only did we have the luxury of a hot shower but there was heat in the bathroom. And even better we were actually woken up with the sound of people clumping about on the garage roof. The workmen are here to replace it.

After a trip into the village we came back to find two trucks belonging to the man who built the house. It was him doing the work. A bit scary but somehow he has been put in gear and he had a big crew of men working up there. I say scary because that very day he had told one of the ladies at the agency to you know what and hung up on her. We decided to go to Empuriabrava for some lunch and shopping to get out of the way.

By the time we returned at four the men were gone. There are three huge plastic builder bags of stones on the roof of the house and one on each corner of the garage sitting on some tiling. One of these bags is perched quite precariously. There are stacks of loose tiling at the side of the house. You would think that by now I would be happy but I'm not. Tomorrow brings another tramontana with gusts to over 90 kph and on Saturday 110 kph. I hope the bags stay in place. When we will see the builder again remains a mystery.

Since the day was still sunny we decided to go for a walk down to the far side of the village, where we watched the crew of a llaud - a traditional fishing boat - pull in their nets. One end was attached to rocks on the shore. The boat would pull in close to shore but nothing would dislodge the rope until finally one of the fishermen just cut it. The fishermen were off to the fish market, where later we stopped to watch them clean an assortment of quite large fish. A good catch.

Next week we are going to warmer climes. We are optimistic that we will return to a warm, dry house and a newly sealed garage roof. What do you think?

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