Saturday, July 13, 2013

The first wealth is health.

A fleet of large road laying trucks arrives in the village. Amid crashing of gears and revving of engines a diorama of fevered activity unfolds in front of us. At three thirty the trucks leave . The lane outside the rickety old farmhouse now has a new layer of tarmac and grit. The previous road surface was only relaid four or five weeks ago. Go figure.

Bob and Sophie sit at the gate, noses jutting out through the bars. They are convinced that they should be out there , on the lane, directing the road layers.This morning , exhausted, they sleep all the way through to six thirty.

Shower tray in, doors rehung in the dressing room. One bathroom at least nearing completion. 'The fonts' MUST do list left largely undone. The builders head off for the Bastille Day holiday. '' We'll be back in mid-August " says the foreman. ' Oh no you won't ' says ' the font ' . They promise that a team will arrive on Monday. What are the odds ?


Louise said...

She's back! Oh so nice to see them tearing through tthe garden again at full throttle. They must be feeling wonderful. And very wealthy indeed.

Love how there is a little stuffed toy dog or animal about to join the water bowl.

Very stylish shower.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Good for the font! Hopefully, they'll arrive on Monday.

Wonderful to see the pups romping together again.

XXXOOO Daisy, bella & Roxy

VirginiaC said...

Oh my, I hope for your sake that at least a small skeleton crew show up on Monday to finish off the critical jobs. If I were nearby, I'd come over and help.
The photos today of the two angels back together again made me smile. It's good to see both of them trying to drink from the same bowl of water and frolicking across the green grass.
Now you've got an entire weekend to keep up with their shenanigans (as if you could!)
The odds for me are that the workmen will return on Tuesday, since they may need Monday to recuperate after the weekend holiday.
Have a great weekend!!

WFT Nobby said...

A tee shirt free Sophie. Hooray!
But I'll put my money on a non-appearance by the new team on Monday.
Have a great weekend.
Cheers, Gail.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I really am sorry, but I think the chances of seeing the workmen on Monday are about as good as your getting the motor for your pool cover returned...unfortunately--By the way, are you able to have use of the pool at all?

The little Angels look really good, I'm glad Sophie is doing so well and back to being partners in crime with Bob!

tammy j said...

those darling puppies!!! romping across the grass . . . and minus a t-shirt! though it was fetching on her!
hey mongoose!
I've had a brilliant idea!!! sort of along or stealing from the lines of 'a life in tuscany.'
we all know what a fantastic cook the font is. mouth watering delights of every kind.
what if word got out among the various types of workmen necessary for the rof and... you served lunch!
would cost you more for the food of course ~ but the caveat would be ~ no work no free lunch ~ and so they would SHOW UP!!! who knows? your work might be done in record time.
or... uh oh. they might drag it out just to get to eat all the time. nope scratch the idea. oh well.

fleurlilian said...

Sophie is Naomi Cambpell a hundred times..... so beautiful and sweet - also Bob. My daily dose - just washed Kiris undercarriage - he is not amused... at all... have a great day - tonight out with the Ischia Global Fest - sTing, Michael Bolton, Nicholas Cage simialr situtation like at your castel with the Bacetti Susanne, Daisy and Kirilirli

MrsDuncanMahogany said...

Isn't Bastille Day just one day? Why will they come back mid-August? Good for 'the font' to tell them otherwise. You both have the patience of saints.

Bob and Sophie are just delightful! They must be growing due to the sleeping in part.....teenagers!

Robin Larkspur said...

Look at those two pups romping together! As fashionable as Sophie was with her t-shirts, it is good to see her dashing around au naturelle! Workmen arriving the day after Bastille Day?? Miracles can happen.

Angus said...

This is the busiest weekend of the year on the French roads. Lots of firms close down for two, three or even four weeks in order to get to the seaside!

Angus said...

Ischia in July - heaven ! Apart from the crowds .

Angus said...

We have employed a firm that shuts for four weeks. Overpaid ?

houndstooth said...

Hmmm... I wonder if the Font has more pull than you do...

It's good to see Sophie and Bob back together again! :)

Angus said...

Clearly !

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

My money's on The Font.
I'm pulling for her.