Today is the third day Mr A has been unable to work with the builder because of the rain.
This morning he set of alone to the industrial estate to feed the dogs. It had stopped raining and we decided I should stay at home just in case the builder phoned to tell him work was on for today, and he could go straight there and not have to bring me home.
As some dogs disappear, more arrive to take their place (see my daily update on "Street Dog Feeding and Treatments" at the top of the page).
The roads in the village are gradually being repaired, but although we were told that our stretch of road was not going to be done, it seems that due to Mr A's constant protests and nagging the Muhtar, it will be done...eventually. No idea when. In the meantime it continues to cause damage to our car.
When Mr A reached the outskirts of the industrial estate this morning it was clear that there was damage to one of the wheels. Fortunately, the man who did the previous repairs was in his unit and towed the car there. A new part has to be purchased and then the wheel fixed. He is not charging for his labour, but it will still cost 120 lira.
Mr A is owed 90 lira from his previous job, less 5 lira for the transport which equals 85 lira. The current boss owes him for 2 days work so far (100 lira), although he is unlikely to get this yet. As usual we are paying out before it's coming in.
Easy come, easy go? Certainly it goes out far quicker than it comes in!
Edited to add: It's that time of year for moaning...and I really need to find something cheerful to write about....bear with me!