The kitchen saga continues and unfortunately there is no end in sight. 

So Czechs smoke a lot. Actually, to be fair I don’t really know if that is true. But as I am bored out of my wits,  I’m sure I could probably google it and find out. What I should have said was that my Czech kitchen workers do smoke a lot. Since I came today at 7.30 this morning (thus my bad humor) I have lost count on how many breaks they had to smoke. Just five minutes they always announce but they must have a different time zone in mind.

It is true that sometimes they take something down or bring something up but in between they puff away happily. A good thing I don’t smoke or I would be puffing myself into a frenzy. Let’s just say I now understand why they had to start so early!

I was actually excited today since there was a breakthrough in the communication channels. We went from sign language to having one of the workers who could actually speak a bit of English. I was so happy, I was finally going to be able to communicate until the Austrian Police appeared! They told them they could only park near the building if they bought a parking permit which would give them a maximum of two hours! That or they would have to park the van in a garage. Quickly we found a very near garage where they could park the car, about 5 minutes away. 

Well, my translator was lost in action for about two hours. He actually had a GPS so I was starting to wonder if he had decided to go and park the car back in the Czech Republic. But no, he reassured when he came back, he had parked it in another parking garage 15 minutes away (!!!)

With all this my faith started to dwindle away. I was right of course, my kitchen designer just called my husband to inform him they would not be able to finish the kitchen today after all. No kidding! He apologized and promised Monday is the D day for the kitchen. Ah!

And as I’m writing this they just came to warn me that one of them will be going for the car (I suspect it won’t take him 2 hours now) and the other pointed at the cigarette and said smiling half in English, half in German, 5 minutes I promise!

Anyway, apart from all my ranting, the only reason I haven’t lost it, is that although we are going at a snail’s speed the kitchen is looking much better and I would even say it is starting to look nice. At least that! 

I can’t wait it to be Monday but after everything I am still not a believer. I am envious of people who can actually go to their Farmer’s Market, by produce and cook it! I don’t think I even want to go to my market before the saga finally reaches its glorious ending.



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