With the concreting, plastering, painting, tiling, etc continuing (and almost finished), the end of our little summer 'pause' is approaching. How we can cause such a mess to just change around the spa area & add a shower and a hamam astounds me ! Still, we are now in the final stages & then the big clean commences.
As always when chaos is at its height, I decide to do something very important that may, possibly, be something that can be finished. This time, i will mainly be grinding coffee ! In Morocco, as any riad owner will tell you, trying to actually finish a job is almost impossible.
For example, you want to put a screw into a wall to hang a picture.
Stage 1 - try to find the tape measure (which is lost / missing the first 20cm / etc/ etc).
Stage 2 - all pencils / pens missing (despite buying 100 pens).
Stage 3 - get the drill (which has no plug on the end, so fit a plug. Obviously there will be no plugs, so go and buy another one first).
Stage 4 - fit the drill bit (double problem here - no drill bits, therefore go to the shop & buy yet another bit, and then no chuck key to tighten the bit into the drill).
Stage 5 - drill hole, finally!
Stage 6 - find the missing rawl plugs.
Stage 7 - no screws, buy one.
Stage 8 - can't find the screwdriver / screwdriver snapped in two pieces / use the oyster knife or sabbatier carving knife.
Stage 9 - pop the screw in the wall.
Usually you give up around stage 5, but this is an incredibly common frustration of trying to achieve the simplest little task on the great 'things to do' list !