Real life again!
Meeting today with the architect and the first contractor who is now on deck again and a half - he could start today if we could. It all went well. We had been told we would get the license today, but no. (This is Spain) The meeting was today and silly me, I thought that would include a decision. So did the architect.
Friday or Monday.
Oh! And we're missing a couple of bits of paper. Claro.
The long-suffering architect is taking care of that anyway.
Good stuff I suppose. When we get the actual license....Party!!!
When the guys appear on site......Oy oy oy, I will be one happy girl, for at least a little while anyway.
I am starting to dream of house-warming parties. Talk about peaking early!
Heard a Catalan phrase today, 'estic fins als pebrots'. It all went by quickly so I jotted it down to ask. Pebrots is a colloquial and slightly more polite term for balls/nuts/yarbles....whatever. So he 'was up to his nuts' Can you carry this from here? To busy or too fed up or simply overwhelmed.
They guy I asked got a good laugh too. You can say, rather more crudely, 'estic fins als coyones' do I need to translate coyones? Same meaning as pebrots but much ruder. Much more polite is 'estic fins a dalt' I am right up to the top. In English we would trace an invisible line across our forehead and say we 'were up to here' with whatever is making us nuts (hahaha).
Seems the Catalans run out of patience when the water is much lower than for an anglo, no?