Things are happening in Vergemoli, not quickly enough for me, but they are happening.
Yesterday I went up to the house in time to see the tractor arrive with some furniture deliveries. Enrico drove up to Vergemoli with his van loaded with stuff. Eliseo drives his tractor up from the village with deliveries because the road is not yet ready for a delivery van. Enrico jumped on board the tractor to help with unloading.
The tractor coming up the road to our house.
Behind the tractor you can see a small stone construction. That is our electricity box, but we still have no electricity even though Enel said it would be connected last Friday. We have been waiting since last April. The poles are in and the cables are up to the house……we just need the final bit.
The boxes were unloaded and the 2 men went to work to assemble the furniture.
I got covered in dust sweeping the entire house from top to bottom…..and then I admired the view for a while. It was a gorgeous day in the mountains.
Enrico enjoyed a ride in the tray on the way down after a hard day’s work.
Today was a different story with the weather. It was windy with rain squalls.
We managed to get another load up to the house between the rain showers.
I got to scrape bits of cement off bathroom fittings, clean the kitchen, sweep more dust, cleans steps, pull bits of protective coating off the internal doors, get water from our spring, because without electricity we have no pump, and without the pump we have no water to the house…..and look at wild flowers.
Had anybody been there with a camera they would have got a great shot of Enrico and I riding back to the village in the tractor tray, in the rain, with a bright yellow umbrella held high above us.
I am really hoping the house will be almost complete by the time I have to leave at the end of next week. We were hoping to have it available for rent this summer, but it is getting a bit late to advertise it and I don’t want to do that until I am sure it will be ready. The garden will not be ready this season, but we will rent the house at a seriously reduced rate if anyone is interested.
Soon I hope to be able to show you some completed rooms inside.
For those new to the blog, take a look in the New house in Vergemoli category to see our pile of rocks transform into a beautiful new stone house.