I promised that I would let you know the final outcome. It was at the end of September last year that it was suggested to us that the dishwasher would be replaced, what a surprise when it actually was on Saturday.
We have no real idea why it has taken so long as we have had regular discussions with the engineers, who were always waiting for the go ahead from the manufacturer's, or awaiting delivery of the replacement machine to their workshops. Then suddenly a few weeks ago when we were yet again monitoring progress they informed us that it was now in the hands of the kitchen suppliers.
We contacted them straight away and they were horrified to learn that it had not been dealt with yet, however no one had told them that they were supposed to be dealing with it. Frantic discussions were held and phone calls made with promises that the delivery would be made last Monday, of course it was no real surprise when it never arrived. When we made contact the next day we were told it could not have possibly been delivered yet as they had still not taken delivery of the machine form the manufacturer’s themselves!
When I took the telephone call on Friday afternoon to say it would be delivered on Saturday afternoon you can imagine how sceptical I was.
One thing you have to learn if you want to live in Italy is patience.
We will be trying the appliance for the first time later this evening so lets hope the new one does not blow the electricity or leak.