Touching wood as I type, the water has been running normally for two days now so hopefully the work has been completed. Typical that I'm off to England tomorrow, so have been frantically catching up on washing for the past 24 hours.
I am pleased to say that the papilloma virus tumour in Sammy's mouth has, as Mehmet predicted, dropped off. The treatment that Mehmet gave was exactly right and Sammy has had no problems with it at all. The area is clean and you would never know that there had been anything untoward there. My vet certainly knows what he's doing.
Mr A should have been finishing his job in Gumbet today, but as usual nothing ever goes according to plan. He is at the moment at the workshop where his car is being fixed. As anyone who lives in Turkey probably knows, mechanics are not always reliable. It's always best to be there watching them while they're doing the work. They are known to say they have fixed certain things when they haven't, or replaced parts with secondhand ones rather than new. He has no idea how long he will have to wait, but Turks never seem to mind hanging around for hours.
Although his contract ends today, his boss has asked him to stay on longer...maybe for a few more weeks. Out of some misguided sense of loyalty to a boss who has worked him almost to death for just 10% commission for the past 5 months, he has agreed. He's hoping for a last chance to earn some money. It's wishful thinking in my opinion. I'm not happy about it, but what can I do? He's a man, and a Turkish one at that, and will do what he wants.
It does mean that he will have to travel to Gumbet every day and come home every night in order to feed the dogs and let them out for a run while I'm in England. Poppy usually stays in the house when we are out, but a whole day is too long for her, so Mr A is going to take her to work with him every day. He says she will be fine with him. They have an office and she will be safe....I hope so!
I have only just started to think about packing. I have no idea what to take. The suitcase is lying open in front of me while I procrastinate. Hence my logging on to write this post.
I'd better get my act together and make a start.
I've no idea what time, if any, I will have to write or read blogs while I'm away, so if you don't hear from me, I'll see you all again in a couple of weeks.