|Me, Maria, Alfredo & Alfredo 'Vecchio' 12/5/10|
When we first saw Il Sogno back in May 2010 she was a newly
completed 'shell'. The date she was 'finished' had been
tapped into a stone by the front door & it was
the day after we'd set off from the UK in 'Mouse'
on our second house hunting trip together.
|20/4/10 - the date Il Sogno was 'finished'|
We bought Il Sogno 'as seen', giving us the freedom to design her
layout and choose our own geometra & costruttore.
As soon as she was legally ours, on 13th October 2010,
we negotiated with Mario to complete the works & to use his
geometra, Domenico, to draw up the plans for approval by the
|Il Sogno 'before'|
However, the works could commence
before approval had been granted & so we spent
the morning of Saturday 16th October
working out the room layouts, with Mario laying
lines of bricks to our instructions.
|We appear to have a digger in the garden|
And on Monday 18th October, whilst I was back at my desk in the
UK, diggers turned up to level the ground in preparation
for a terrace to be laid, builders arrived to begin
constructing the internal walls & hubby was left
wondering how the heck he was going to communicate with
any of them, when his Italian language skills were
|Mouse got used to trundling up the mountain|