Wednesday, August 11, 2010
11 august 2010
Today has been one wierd day! When I checked on the kitten this morning, she appeared to be in distress. She appeared to be blind, she was stumbling, and was very disoriented. I also noticed that she was foaming at the mouth. Any time I touched her, she hissed and struck out at me. I asked Sanchez to come and help me. He seemed to agree that the kitten was very ill and he took her away. I fully expected he would eliminate the cat and that would be the end of it. So, much of the day, I grieved the loss of this kitten; so young and unfortunate to be born in a third world country where diseases are common and the mortality rate is quite high.
This evening, Sanchez brought the Chairman back to me. I was so amazed and asked him if it was the same cat. He said, yes it was. So far this evening, she has been cuddling against my chest without moving. There are no signs of the previous dementia or disorientation. She does seem to be extremely docile though, so I'm wondering what is in her future. What a roller coaster of emotion though.
Pictures shown on the blog today chronicle the move of the piano from the storage room to the piano room. These guys have no experience with moving pianos, so all they know is to manhandle it. Unfortunately, one side is rather scraped up, but I believe the damage is only cosmetic. I'm hoping to work with the piano in the next couple of days; getting it cleaned up and playable. My guess is that most of these workers have never seen a piano before; and hopefully will really enjoy hearing it being played.
Something is wrong with the hot water system. No one seems to know what. The water is not quite so cold during the late afternoon after the sun has had a chance to warm the water in the tank. So, if you time your shower, it isn't so bad. Hopefully all these glitches will work out.
Koki is supposed to arrive tomorrow. I have a list of things for him to fix and/or consider. I'm guessing these things always show up after construction of a new house. I'm realizing that new construction is very different than buying an existing house. There are so many little things that need to be taken care of. We will be reviewing a long list when he arrives.
Building a home is a thousand times more difficult than buying an existing home. Doug and I have certain standards of quality that some of the subcontractors haven't lived up to. Our contract with Koki specifies that the house will be built to our satifaction. Given this, there are several things which will have to be modified.