Dust To Dusk

If I needed an excuse to start drinking again, I have one now.

THERE’S A LEAK…coming from a pipe beneath my living room floor.

I have a plumber named Nico, who should be done by 5, if all goes well, coming to repair it. Let’s hope Nico is fast and works through lunch.

Frank, the super, says, they will do their best not to make a mess and well, that’s right up there with, my wife and I have an understanding to, don’t worry…I pulled out in time.

Regardless of what they say, I’ll be living in Pompeii, till they’re finished.

I also know from experience, you need to be present so Nico and his merry men don’t break anything or use one’s drapes as a hankie.

Frank said, “You got the neatest apa-ment in the building, just so ya know. You’re a regula, Joon Cleava.”

“Yeah, and I’d like to keep it that way there Beav.”

The building will replace the floor, molding, wall, any mice I might have (God forbid) but, Ms. Cleava all in all, definitely is not a happy girl.



About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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19 Responses to Dust To Dusk

  1. When I’ve been in those situations, there is always a negative. Something isn’t as good as it was or as nice or as pretty or there is snot hanging from my drapes.


  2. Oh, June, I’m with you! I live in a constant state of construction and it still drives me crazy. Hope it’s a quick fix with a quicker recovery.

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  3. Oh! I hope that trial is all over by now. What a mess! If it’s really bad, would you post a picture so we could sympathize with our eyes?

    Please tell me I misunderstood this sentence, “The building will replace the floor, molding, wall, any mice I might have….” If they disturb mice, would they have to replace them????? Does each apartment have to take its fair percentage?

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  4. Hopefully Nico works fast and neat. I always hate having workmen in my place, it’s just awkward. I’ll be praying this will all be a memory, happy or otherwise, in a day or so.

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  5. micklively says:

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  6. skinnyuz2b says:

    One of the most annoying parts of construction is all the dust it creates, everywhere. I hope the landlord compensates your rent for the inconvenience. If not, sic Ward or Eddie on him.

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  7. At least you didn’t have to threaten a law suit for them to work on it. I have had landlords who do nothing until you sue or, at the very least, threaten.


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