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Old 30-01-14, 03:28 PM   #1
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Couple of major milestones in Year 4 of our (original) 6 months programme to renovate a property and then emigrate to France.

Got invited to a neighbour's for coffee last week - good news. Bad news was that there were 4 French native speakers present - since Mrs Marchie and I have about 12 words of French between us (and some of those are swaps ...), it was like sitting a bloody aural exam (but one where you are fed coffee and choccie biscuits - so not all bad ).

Hosted the return meeting this morning - even more nerve wracking knowing that there would be a full inspection on what we'd done to get the place habitable - had to vacuum AND steam clean before they arrived

Builders poured the concrete floor (for what the Estate Agents laughingly called a barn) yesterday so in only 48 hours time we'll be able to walk on a clean polished concrete floor instead of a half mud , half brick/broken concrete shambles (wherein lurked all sorts of biting insects - little buggers will eat you alive).

And in the next couple of weeks, we should have a proper bathroom to replace the ancient WC (known as the 'Bog des Copains' or 'Best Mates' Bog' after I had to demolish the roof and walls to remove rotted roof and floor beams 2 years ago - no hiding place when using the bog!). Sheer bliss Well, until I come to building over 100 feet of plasterboard internal walls and start dragging power and lighting cables etc through.

Might come in for a bit of stick in the village if France stuff England at the rugby on Saturday but we have enough wine and beer in stock to numb the pain
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Just added a photo of the lower barn (i.e. underground bunker) now that there's a concrete floor (to replace the mud heap) and a concrete staircase (should be able to use it late on Friday) to reach the first floor.

Not much to look at, but the prospect of being able to nip up the staircase and then dive 15 feet to the left to get firewood in the peeing rain is a lot better than having to leave via the courtyard and then walk about 25 metres - broadly the difference between getting wet and bloody drowned :-)).

The photo of the lake is the old quarry on the edge of the village - often see goshawks and even European eagles circling - it's a nice evening stroll to work up an appetite for a beer or two!
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[QUOTE=marchie1053;481577]Just added a photo of the lower barn (i.e. underground bunker) now that there's a concrete floor (to replace the mud heap) and a concrete staircase (should be able to use it late on Friday) to reach the first floor.

Well, I THOUGHT I'd added a photo I will eventually get the hang of this technology and may even swap my fountain pen for a biro ...
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