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This Old House
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I've met Pepine before so it wasn't so uncomfortable going shopping with him, plus his car is air conditioned, and in this blazing heat we could have driven to the end of the Earth as long as he kept that air on. During our car ride a most interesting conversation took place — all I can say is it's a good thing I have an olive complexion and don't blush easily. We're talking about what color tiles I'd like to have and did I want a tub or just a shower, and then he says, "…we just have to leave enough room for the toilet and the bidet." I politely explain to him that a bidet is not on my list of necessities and he looks at me like I have two heads and asks WHY I don't think it's necessary. I try to explain to him that we don't use them in America. And what does he say to me? "Well, we're not building a bathroom in America, we're doing it in Italy, so I don't care if you just wash your feet in it, we have to put one in." Discussion over! That was last August and from my weekly phone calls, this renovation is well under way and according to Il morator everything is starting to look molto bella. Hopefully I can trust the 55 year old Italian male to accomplish the task of putting in a more modern bathroom for me, I'll just be happy if the toilet flushes and I get hot water. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
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