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Life in Culebrón is a disconnected series of pieces about the banal and ordinary of everyday life in an inland Alicante village seen from my very British perspective.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Havin a laff

The roof job in Culebrón still isn't finished. Well actually the roof is done but there's a bit of rendering, some guttering and quite a few other bits and bats to finish off.

We got a price from a builder we'd used before but it was beyond our means. Our next door neighbour recommended someone she'd used and his price was about half the amount. We told him to go ahead. He couldn't do it straight away as he had to make a series of journeys between the UK and Spain but there was no real hurry - at first - though as we closed in on Easter we became a little more concerned.

The next door neighbour phoned me today. The cheap builder had, allegedly, been running van loads of cheap fags between Spain and the UK and he is now supposed to be languishing in a French jail for 10 weeks. We are back with the original builder.

1 comment:

Brian and Tess said...

Thanks for your comment on our blog. Hope you get that roof fixed soon. We are in Kuching, Sarawak and I saw Diana Cook yesterday