The builders show up ( unannounced ) to repair the downpipes and guttering damaged in the storm. A pleasant surprise. The head honcho suggests I may wish to pay in advance. His kind suggestion is ignored.
Bob and Sophie are amazed by the feverish activity. Morose youths, made suddenly unmorose by the thought of a pay cheque, are hoisted skywards to clean the gutters. Figures can be seen scurrying across the roof replacing broken tiles. Two fork lifts cross the courtyard making high pitched beeping noises . Bob barks from behind the large box tree to let them know who's boss. Sophie insists on supervising the putting up of the scaffolding. Both PON's help excavate ditches.
The workmen will be back this morning to complete the job. After that they head off for a month. The PON duo will be delighted to have a second day of excitement.
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