Our flat is surrounded by churches. Each has a campanario.

With working bells.

I’d planned to meet Husband at 1:30PM. When I heard bells strike the one hour, I stopped writing and started to get ready. As I did, I became aware other bells were ringing…and ringing…and ringing.

I discovered there are five churches within bell-audible distance. I further discovered THEY ARE NOT SYNCHRONIZED WITH EACH OTHER OR (WITH ONE EXCEPTION) THE ACTUAL TIME.

The first commences at nine minutes to the hour, the last finishes at six minutes past.

I am going to go insane.

But at least I will have a great excuse for being late. Or early. 🙂