The man's mother has died. The poor man hadn't slept since I don't know when, jetlag is a b*tch. He and his siblings were all there and she just slipped away in her own room.
On another note, we got the municipal permission. sadly, the third construction guy has not sent me the bid, that was supposed to be here 'tonight'. I suppose, like some of my students, he still has another hour and 11 min.