Tuesday, July 5, 2011
A typical day
The pool man replaces the new pump . The painter paints . Monsieur Risotto and his team arrive with an enormous machine to ' purge the pipes ' . They discover what appears to be a Minuteman missile silo in the lavender beds . Something , they think , to do with the water from the gutters . It also gets purged . The mysteries of French plumbing . A typical day in the rickety old farmhouse . Mid-chaos ' the font ' phones to ask if I'm keeping busy .
Wilf sleeps through it all completely unaware of the activity around him . There was a time when he'd have been out there barking at the workmen and christening the tyres on their vans . Now he dozes . Age brings an old PON the understanding that " either you run the day or the day runs you " .