We were expecting the men yesterday morning to complete the enclosing of our terrace with windows and doors....and to fix metalwork and steps to the balcony. By 10.30 am there was no sign of them so Mr Ayak set off to see what was holding things up. He phoned to say they were still building the panels etc and that he would stay there to encourage them to work a little faster.
He phoned me throughout the day, saying it won't be long now...perhaps another hour. But after he said this several times, I decided to just expect them when they were ready.
They eventually turned up at 9.45pm and it was dark, but that didn't deter them from setting to work. They worked until around 2.30am and the noise was unbelievable...drilling, banging, welding etc.
I was quite anxious about keeping the neighbours awake. We British are always concerned about upsetting our neighbours...we are so used to complaints about the slightest thing. Well of course there are Turks who like to complain about their neighbours too as I have experienced, but this just never seems to happen in villages. In fact two neighbours actually turned up at around 1.00am to see if there was anything they could do to help! And a few others have popped round this morning to admire the building work and to wish us well. We apologised for the noise in the early hours, but they just brushed it aside saying it was absolutely not a problem.
Anyway...the builders are due back today to finish off. It's looking really good so far, but there's a lot of cleaning and tidying up to do. Mr Ayak was up until 5am clearing up most of the mess, he's had a couple of hours sleep, and he has started his new job today...just hope he can last out the day on so little sleep.