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Paving the road!

Guess what, for the first time in 30 years they are paving the road and we wil have - hopefully - a decent asfalt ''camino'' next week sometimes! Of course, neither the local authorities nor the construction company bother to inform anybody about what is going to happen (this, you have to find out, no problem if you speak spanish and you're at home...), when and how. So they have egalized the road, gravel is now put on, and maybe monday or tuesday, the asfalt will come. An english neighbour of the far end of the street went hysteric yesterday, since her spanish neighbour - she can hardly understand - told her, that the road would be closed for days. How was she supposed to get to the hospital then, every day!? - we live in a dead end road, so if the only entrance is blocked, there is no way you can get away (unless we open our iron fence on the back, and wriggle ourselves through the ivy....)Well, don't panic, lets find out, I haven't heard anything about a closure. So I went to speak to the boss of the construction workers, and started to chat with him, very friendly, explaining the worries of the english neighbour and excusing the rather ''angry'' way of behaving of the spanish one,blaming it to the hot weather and her worry, that her grape-packers would not be able to come in. Well, long story in short. No closure, if you need to come or go, they will let you. Unless there is asfalt time. That day, from approx. 8 hrs. until 17 00, you can't drive. Actually, I wouldn't recommend it any way....with these kinds of temperatures, it will take probably quite some time until its hard....