Paulo said that the timber men, who came to clear up the fallen trees, were 'crazy, when they asked for 500 euros to take the wood away. Paulo and his men have moved the trees to our land and we will settle up with him the next time we are there. What would we do without him? Paulo, you're a star!
Paulo has sent a couple of photos showing the damage done by the storm, which had winds up to 150Km/hr. and a lot of rain. We are responsible for clearing this area, so we have asked Paulo to make the arrangements to remove the trees.
Just been informed by Paulo that a storm has caused a few trees to collapse. The trees are probably the ones across the road at the top of the terraces; they are very tall fir trees on a steep bank. Paulo contacted me to get permission for the trees to be cleared by the council. They must have fallen across the road. He says that there will be some costs involved but not sure how much as the council will buy the trees. This procedure is new to me and I have asked Paulo a few questions about it and what happened. He might even be able to get some photos of the scene.
Below are the latest photos from Paulo. Progress with the refurbishment is continuing to be delayed by the wet weather but we are in no rush, just want it done properly.
Paulo has told us that the work will be finished by March. So on that basis we have booked our flights to have two weeks there at the end of March. We can then do the final checking and get any snags put right.
We had news today that Paulo the builder hopes to be finished with the most recent work soon and he has estimated that we will be able to visit sometime in March for snagging etc. This is good news indeed. Although Roy visited in Setember, albeit a flying visit to finalise the details of the building work, I haven't been since Mid-August and I am starting to get withdrawal symptoms from not visiting the beautiful part of Portugal that tugs at my heartstrings. It is somethiing to look forward to through the remainder of our English winter.
Roy James and Susan Adcock.