Yeah, so today is a holiday in Italy. Actually, I think it's a holiday in most of the world except the US. Labor Day -- actually, International Workers' Day.
This morning by 8am I had 3, count 'em three, guys working on my house. All the neighbors with land up the hill passed by and congratulated the workers for working on Labor Day. Che brutta figura I made today.
For the record, I didn't ask them to work today. When I thanked them for their work, and apologized that they were working on Labor Day the response was, "Signora, with this crisis everyone works when they can."
There you have it. Happy Labor Day 2013, everyone.