Monday, July 4, 2011
The alligator in the creek .
Monday morning . A busy day ahead of us . The pool man is due any minute to repair the new pump he installed last week . When asked why the pump should malfunction within four days of being fitted he comes up with the less than helpful answer - " teething problems " .
Monsieur Risotto , the excavation guru with his mechanical digger , should be here around lunchtime . Today he's tasked with finding out why chlorinated water from the swimming pool is bubbling up through the lawn . " We may need to dig an exploratory trench " he says by way of warning . Sounds like fun .
It has started to rain . A call from the tall painter saying he can't work in these conditions is expected at any moment . Through it all Wilf can be found at the foot of the stairs sleeping happily and contentedly . His thought for today ? " Don't taunt the alligator until after you've crossed the creek" .