My elderly neighbours

I speak to my elderly neighbours about the obras (building works) on the azinhaga.You would think that they might be grateful that the câmara are lavishing so much money on widening the only access to their houses. But no, they are full of complaints about how the lane should be wider and how the traditional granite walls (which are being rebuilt at my insistence) would look much better if they were built from breezeblocks! I notice that one of my neighbours has made the câmara tear down the rebuilt granite wall and replace it with one built from breezeblocks. The concept of conservation is not yet understood or appreciated by an entire generation in Portugal.