Tuesday, February 17, 2015
The builder has subcontracted out the demolition work to a group of five shaven headed young men. '' Don't worry. They'll know what to do. They're good at knocking things down " he says in what might be an attempt at humour.
By ten there's been a slight problem. A mallet has gone through the kitchen wall into the dining room . In the process a collection of blue ware goes flying. " Thank goodness it's only things that are broken " says ' The Font ' mustering a smile.
Sophie wears her '' Is it alright ? " face. Bob deals with the crashes and thumps by settling into a deep sleep on the front door stoop.
The workmen go at five. Canine equanimity is soon restored. The PONs settle down on the wooden table by the swimming pool for a lengthy chat. Bob explains to his sister that he's chased the interlopers away. She looks less than convinced.
'' The workmen have made good progress " says Angus to 'The Font' over dinner. This observation is met with a strange half strangulated noise that might be interpreted as a snort of derision.