There is a strangeness afoot at the Manor.
Something is going on, but I don’t know what.
A couple of days ago I got a note. It was stuck in the top of the gate as obviously they couldn’t be arsed to walk as far as the letter box in the front door. Luckily it hadn’t been rained rained on or blown away.
It was printed with a Wicklow County Council header and had “NOTICE” in large [bold, underlined] letters across the top. It informed me that that “works will be carried out” from 9am to 3pm for seven days, starting on Monday. They also “wish to apologise for any inconvenience caused”.
Now the problem with this is that they omitted to mention a fairly important bit of information, namely what kind of works?! Are they going to install traffic lights at my gate? Are they going to rip up the lane so I am confined to the Manor? Are they going to be doing something up the road that won’t affect me at all? Or are they just going to litter the place with blokes breast-feeding shovels and staring into a pothole?
Anyhows yesterday a bloke called. I was out at the time, but I knew there was someone there as my CCTV pinged my phone. So this bloke arrives in a van and saunters up to the house. He went to the front door but didn’t ring the bell [Herself would have heard it and he wasn’t there long enough anyway]. So he decides to have a look around the back but catches sight of the camera [I have a clear capture of his face!] whereupon he beetles back out to his van again.
I don’t think he was from the Council as he didn’t have anything written on his vest, but it’s a bit of a coincidence?
I suppose I’ll have to wait until Monday to see what transpires