You cannot take a morning photo out of the bedroom window without having a pile of bricks in the way. What I actually wanted to show was that it is raining again. Yesterday evening looked quite dim outside, grey skies and all that sort of thing and so I waited before watering the garden, hoping it would rain. Eventually I gave up, just a false weather sign again and spent half an hour getting everything nicely soaked. Eventually I sat down outside to relax and guess what? I heard light drops which soon developed into real rain: nothing spectacular, but enough to have saved me the work of watering the garden.
And now it rained on and off all through the night. I am not sorry: our lawn was slowly turning brown at the edges and the remaining plants were a resemblance of an oasis in the desert. Temperatures have now returned to normal and I do not have to put pieces of ice in my glass of water.
We now have a mysery around our building site in front of my window and the suspects have not been found. Was it Roschti, the neighbout’s cat that always makes a daily inspection of the building site?
On this photo you can see the entrance door to the scaffolding for use of the bulding workers and mainly for the roof acrobats. There is something wrong.
Whe the scaffolding was completed a ladder was constructed, 4 ladders a actually on each corner of the building site, for use of the builders to get to their various platforms of work. They even put a door on the entrance to the stairs saying that !It is forbidden for unauthorised persons to enter the scaffolding! accompanied by other threats. This was probably for me to prevent me climbing up to the roof and taking scenic photos of the area.
This was sealed with a lock, the secret code only known to those that are members of this building project. Yesterday I was wiriting one of my prize crowned blogs in the afternoon in front of my open window and builder No. 1 appeared in front of the window with his sidekick. The both greeted me. This was important when they are there together – a Swiss guy and an Italian guy, it was an internation conference. They seemed to be searching for something and manipulations were made at the door.
“The architect said we should lock the door when we are finished for the day.” were the words of the No. 1 leader. No 2 leader just shook his head and they were both searching up and down around the door. I decided to intervene. “If you a looking for the lock to the door, it must have disappeared about two weeks ago and has never been seen since.”
The sidekick gave a confirmation and added that I was right. Since two weeks no-one had seen the lock. I added that we were not sorry, because now Mr. Swiss could easily climb through the door and get to our hose to water the garden in the evening direct from our appartment. Otherwise when it was locked, he had to go out of the front entrance to the block and walk in a circle. No. 1 boss then added that it seems the “architect” was on the building site and said that this entrance should be locked at all time. I added that I had never seen an architect since they had begun the work, this was acknowledge with a sort of sly smile – yes architects are a rare species it seems. The roof workers found it stupid in any case to lock this door as often it was locked to early, leaving a couple of the roof working species locke out on the roof.
There were a few more searching actions made, but to no avail. There is now the question “who stole the lock?”. I am keeping an eye on the situation and will keep you informed. The police have not yet arrived, but stealing such an imposing lock to a scaffolding is most likely a criminal offence punished with no morning break at the building site.
Just one of the little excitements in the life of a golden oldie. There will be excitement on the way this week. They are now beginning to clad the front part of the building in front of my windows. If there is another heatwave, there will be interesting photos of workers wearing light summer dress, meaning no t-shirts. With my luck it will probably rain all week.
Today is a stay at home day, although I am sending Mr. Swiss on a mission to the supermarket and they did not have the cold cut I wanted yesterday because it was Monday.
Enjoy the day, take it easy and if you happen to see a coded lock laying around let me know, it has now become a case for Interpol and the FBI.