Daily Prompt: Abrupt


Things can be sudden although not really unexpected. You may remember, those that read my escapades, that last year from April until November we were under siege from builders with scaffolding new insulation, dirt, concrete, dust and all the trimmings. It will probably be another 20 years until this happens again to our building, and then I will be 90 years old – so no comment.

However, today I awoke from my midday sleep and Mr. Swiss tells me the builders have arrived on our neighbouring block. We were told that this building was also now ready for a refurbishing and so we can look on with interest. Apparently it will not be stripped to the bare bricks as our building, but more a gentle overhaul, renewing the outside with a fresh coat of whatever they coat it with.

I decided to go for a wheelie this afternoon and now I was determined and planned my route to pass the neighbouring building. I shot many photos and in the space of a few hours the complete building was encased in scaffolding. Oh what fun the inhabitants of this this building can look forward to. As I wheeled past, the chief builder exchanged a few words with me and I took a few photos of various workers on the scaffolding. One even waved to me, yes it is a complete déjà vue for me and my camera and I will definitely meet new members of the building tribe. The platforms are placed strategically and now the inhabitants of the block can also share their breakfast hours with the builders as I did for many months. I even had to wear a dressing gown over my nightdress in the morning.

This will be fun, I am sure there will be more photos to follow.

Daily Prompt: Abrupt

13 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Abrupt

  1. Good luck with your building maintenance. We live in a suburb in USA Mid Atlantic Region, and the 70 year old house across the street was sold, torn down, and yesterday they poured the concrete for a new basement. People in the USA call these “McMansions” (after McDonalds ….). These new buildings are too big, not sufficiently insulated, mostly made of plastic, and people in many cases are living beyond their means when they get a motgage to buy one of these monstrosities. Oh well, all we can do is … like you … watch … in this case … watch someone else chase the American dream ….

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    • Our building was renovated last year during almost 8 months. They did a perfect job, but I don’t want to endure that again, living with a scaffolding and the whole operation. Now I can look on when they do the buildinng opposite


    • Luckily we had no great domestic inconvenience during our renovation, just having to keep the windows closed now and again when they were grinding or chiseling something and the noise of course, but now it is a thing of the past and I can enjoy the renovation work on the neighbouring. Building with my camera


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