Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Pope and the lawyer

This week I am dealing with a legal matter related to compensation for damages. One of the walls of the block of flats where I live shows signs of dampness and moisture penetration. Thertin homeowners live in this building which is experiencing noticeable seepage because of a shop's bathroom  located on the other side of the wall. Unfortunately, the owner of the shop is a lawyer: he said that the moisture penetration is related to our basement. I don't think so, because it's easy to see moisture penetration only on the wall which is situated between our building and his bathroom, whose water main was built more than fifty years ago. In addition, this line of thinking is supported by two plumbers who saw both our wall and his bathroom.

This legal matter reminds me the joke about the Pope and the lawyer which I heard last Summer. It would be a good idea to share the joke, considering that I've just bored you with moisture penetration and seepage.
the joke is named "The Pope and the lawyer".
The Pope and a lawyer are on the elvator to heaven. When they arrive at the gates, dozens of angels, saints and other holy people are waiting for them.
They pick the lawyer up and carry him on their shoulders. They all cheer. They don't take any notice of the Pope who is very sad.
St. Peter sees this and goes over to him and says: "Don't feel bad. We get popes here all the times. It's not every day we get a lawyer". 
Today we have had one day of Summer sunny once again. the picture picture below shows one of the things I like most about my town: it's its running path along the sea.

Have nice outdoor adventures!
Post scriptum:  I mentioned above the definition "block of flats", with regards to the building where I live. Do you think it is correct? Could I use also the word "condominium"?

Monday, September 01, 2014

The last three week of this Summer

Today, the first day of September, it seems that Summer is going to an end sharply: wind and rain. It's easy to see that climate change worsens, and the forecast through September doesn't promise much relief.  Maybe, we are still seeing possible problems due to Mediterranean climate change.

It's a real pity that many tourists, who have just reached my country, will not enjoy our beaches this month.


The picture on the left shows how was the sky above the street were I live. I took it after I had had breakfast  this morning, Monday, September 1st. I hope that these weather conditions will be good for running.
In addition to climate change, this summer  we, Italians, have experienced also  a disease affecting olive trees in Central Italy. The two pictures here on the left show a view of my mother's small farmland: we can see olive trees without olives! Unfortunately, in fall we will not make olive oil. And black figs aren't ready yet!
Happy running/walking/byking to all my blogger friends.