Thursday, 21 June 2018

Par for The Course...

This morning was gardening time, I started by weeding all behind the Gazebo, then pruned the orange trees and the Peach, cutting up and bagging all the trimmings.

I had messaged the security camera Company, who had said they would be coming this afternoon, but par for the course they rang at lunchtime to say they were running late and it would now be tomorrow. If I was back in the UK, I would tell them to forget it, and get someone else, but here, appointments mean nothing, and I would only get the same service from someone else, unfortunately you can't rely on anyone here to do things to a time scale, it just doesn't happen. You would think I would be used to it by now, but it is still something that really annoys me.

When Marcela, left for work, I opened the gates to the road, and saw a telephone cable lying across our entrance, it was to the apartment above the Barbers, and I thought I knew what would happen, at some point I would receive a visit accusing us of having cut the cable, so this afternoon, I had a look through the security footage, and the incident happened at 8.45am this morning, when a high hay lorry passed and took the cable with it.


This was finished off shortly after by a bus getting the cable entangled in it's roof. So I saved the footage just in case.

When Marcela finally arrived home, she spotted some damage to the front wing of the Montero, it's not major, and I think I will be able to polish most of it out, but it's annoying, and being on the wheel-arch itself, I wont be able to push it out, it is sufficient that if I had done it, I would have known about it, I can only assume it was done in the car park in Copacabana.

We shall be trying to reduce our vehicle use for a while, there has been in explosion in the gas pipeline further north, as a result, so that residential properties still have gas, they have stopped all gas for vehicles, which not only means that we will being paying more to run on petrol, but also we will be limited when we can drive by Pico y Placa. Hopefully the gas is back before too long.

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