Rent  A  Traditional  Country
Farmhouse  in  South-West  France

Week 69

Monday 12th September to Sunday 18th September

Again, I'm writing this a week later than I should have been. and that means I have to make it all up; again.

The week starts with a downpour while there is a hole in the roof the size of the London dome. The result is clay from the walls gets washed into the lounge. Never mind hurricane Katrina. We have our own wet carpet, furniture stacked in a corner, and repainting will soon be the order of the day.




See all those dirty marks on the walls? I can tell you the Boss isn't happy.










I've done more of the roof and with the help of Richard, we've moved the scaffold. However, only after beginning the cutting of the stone in the middle opening upstairs in preparation for the first window.


light and airy

The "Charantaise" stone surrounding the windows is soft to cut and drill, however, as it's 30cm thick, its still raises a sweat.

By Wednesday, I've got the window in, even if not completely finished, a tarpaulin covers the exposed part of the roof and most of my tools have been put away. The apple trees in the "orchard" are well watered and tomorrow, we're on our way to see our first grand-child.


But first, clean the van