No response yet from the Mairie - I mean, its not like it is urgent or anything! It seem to be constantly raining so I guess they would not have been working on the roof, but we are hoping that they made it watertight - well as watertight as it was before they started !!
Anyway on with tales from France. On the Wednesday. which was a beautiful sunny day, GWE's cousin, aunt and cousin's husband drove over from their place to visit us and see what a mess we had got ourselves into. When she told me where their house was located, I checked the map and I thought it was 45 mins to an hour away, apparently it is closer to two hours away! But they enjoyed the drive through all the picturesque villages and it WAS a lovely day.
We met them in our village and showed them around the "project", they said it was all very reminiscent of theirs when they purchased it four years ago. Although their roof was sound, it was missing a lot of plumbing, mains drainage and electricity. They had brought lots of photos to show us their progress over the years. Four years later they do have beds, sofas and a fitted kitchen. J has been very resourceful recycling anything that anyone is giving away, she finds by the roadside etc. ! We, of course, are hoping that we can whip ours into shape a little quicker to fit in with our plans (doesn't sound like that is going to happen though does it!!!!).
Anyway we had not seen GWE's cousin and aunt for many years and had never met her husband so it was lovely catching up with everyone, we went to another little village close by, Les Grands Chezeaux, for a great "plat du jour" just 11 euros and then they left visit other friends. Promises all round to do it again as soon as we all coincide en France again. A lovely day. Our biggest regret is that we were so busy catching up, we didn't take any photos for the scrapbooks.