Klaus came to visit. With a strong Austrian accent, Klaus came to visit and give me a third bid/consultation about the solar panels. Every time I learn a little bit more and the prices are somewhat the same. All of them going way up when I mention air conditioning. As I write this right now, I am reminded of a conversation I have had with Juliano, a while back where he told me that I should buy the panels and batteries myself, then pay someone to install them. I am going to look into this today.
As I walked Klaus back to his car, making sure he knows how to get back to the highway, he asks me when the house will be ready. "In about two months," I tell him. He says nothing which unsettles me. "You don't think that's going to happen?" I ask him. And before he can answer, feeling a slight bout of defensiveness coming on ("don't you dare throw doubt on my dream") I add, turning around to show him the magnificence of my little queendom: "We did this in a month, you know?" I was hoping he'd be impressed. And that's when he tells me that yes, this part always goes up fast and that the speed of what happens next has all to do with the workers and then something about "how much time/work they put in."
As he drives away I look back at the house and my crew of 2 and remember that Jorge told me they would be plastering the inside walls two weeks ago.
It will happen at just the perfect time, I remind myself.
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