The neighbours upstairs are making us crazy!

The workers upstairs are so stupid! They've been banging away like mad in the bathroom. The noise has been deafening. Recently it sounded as though they would be breaking through the ceiling at any moment. Mustafa and Adam went up to investigate and what do you suppose they found?

The workers were indeed trying to go through the floor and into our flat! The had bought huge pipes, the kind that are used outdoors to connect the house to the sewer systems, and they wanted to connect these pipes from the bathtub drain across the bathroom and then on to the outside sewer system. But in order for them to fit they decided that they would have to go through the ceiling in my bathroom and then on and out through the wall of my bathroom. They said they wanted these big, huge pipes so that there would never be a problem with the drains getting clogged. (Maybe they think people are in the habit of using the bathtub as a toilet!!)

They'd managed to knock away the floor up there so that the ceiling is only about an inch thick! I suggested they could just continue on knocking out the hole and put in some steps and share our bathroom. They have revised their original plans and today they are upstairs trying to sort out their near disaster. Now, not only is there banging going on, there's lots of shouting and yelling too because Mustafa has decided that since the new neighbour can't manage to supervise his workers than he will do it.

hmmm... maybe I should get a pot of tea going just in case stupid Egyptian peasants who call themselves plumbers visitors 'drop' in unexpectedly.

By the way... I'm switching my blog to the new Beta version. You'll have to be a bit patient while I make sure all the links and things work.

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  1. Thank goodness Mustafa and Adam went up stairs!! I am so glad you were home! If you had been away for a vacation what would you have found!?!
    I will be interested in hearing about the 'new' beta version. I keep reading about problems. Before I make the switch I would love to get your opinion. I am sure I am not alone on this. Thank you for any advice you can give me.

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  2. i think their brains are frozen as winter is here! I couldn't imagine those plumbers or contractors if that's what they call themselves are thinking or planning to do. Don't they have to go through the municipal council in order to do extensive renovations to one's house!

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  3. All the more reason not to have a neighbor! Hope your house is done soon. Why cant you live in the house while it is being completed?

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  4. not any more Beta, blogger says that we are out of beta ;)
    Good luck

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  5. OH MY GOD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU HAVE MANAGED TO FIND MY PLUMBER , ONLY MINE IS LIBYAN !HE HAS WANTED TO DO THIS VERY SAMETHING TO THE UPSTAIRS NEIGHBOR , THEN US , THEN THE ONE BELOW US FOR 3 YEARS NOW . MUST BE A ARAB THING ?WOW ! AND WE NEED TO FIND HIM TO DO SOME MINOR REPAIRS IN OUR BATHROOM , ERM MAYBE NOT ON SECOND THOUGHT .OLD MOMMA , HEARD ABOUT THE BLIZZARD THERE THIS WEEK . IS IT STILL SNOWING NOW ? 30 HOURS STRAIGHT I HEARD TODAY , SO FAR .

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  6. It stopped snowing around 3 pm in my area of Aurora. Now the fun, check my blog for updates!

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