Work In progress – beach house – Anguilla, British West Indies

March 27, 2022 By Moonlight 0

“Soon Come.”

This Caribbean expression is very similar to the Italian word, domani.   Technically,  domani indicates tomorrow, but in Italy it could indicate months or years from now.  The concept of time is very different.

Soon come is the same thing.

“When is your tio (uncle) checking out from the States?”

“Soon come.”

When I was a child, I assumed this indicated that the gentleman would be on the next flight.  No, he may arrive tomorrow, or December 2013.

 

Yesterday, I met with my clients and their builder.  The house is moving along.

“When will the exterior be finished?”

“Soon come”.

It’s not easy to build on a tiny island thanks to the elements (hurricane season is no joke), sourcing of materials, and high labor costs.

Depending on a variety of aspects out of my client’s hands, the house could be done in eight months or ???.

We’ll see.   soon come.

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