Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Pleasantly Surprised!

That was eldest son and girlfriend's reaction on finally seeing the French house - they finally got there last night and went over to our Dutch friends to pick up the keys.  Our friends also very kindly lent them (took pity on them!) an airbed, lamp and heater.  What with all those home comforts we'll never get them to leave ..LOL!

Anyway they were "pleasantly surprised", it has walls and floors!!  I think they thought they were going to be staying in the barn.  However even though it has walls and floors it is still freezing and when they called they urged us to get the woodburning stove ASAP.    So that is my next project.

When I chatted with them this evening they seemed to be enjoying themselves, but did say they had been looking for a bar/restaurant where the patrons were more varied than "four old French guys".  I wish them the best of luck with that search!!

They are full of plans and busy car hunting at the moment as well so they can take back the expensive rental car and spend that money more wisely elsewhere.  Things are looking up, and I am getting excited at the real prospect of making some progress.  Our Dutch friends (our saviours) have arranged for an electrician to go over tomorrow to give an initial devis for the work to get the wiring safe and upgrade it to take the initial improvements of some kind of cooking apparatus and a hot water tank.  Stay tuned.

7 comments:

Maggie May said...

Everything seems to be working out well for you all concerning the French house! So pleased!

aims said...

How exciting! I do hope you see lots of things getting done while they are there.

Alice said...

How exciting! Looking forward to hearing lots more about how it's going :-) and at least the warmer weather is on the way!

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Exciting times Softie! Your excitement jumps off the post at me. I bet you are just hankering sfter getting there. One day eh?!

The Finely Tuned Woman said...

It all sounds very good. Slowly but surely things are getting done. Good for you!

Frances said...

That's all sounding really positive, but definitely work on finding a heat source! We've got our fire back on the last couple of days. And as for the more buzzy bar, be interesting to see what they come up with there...I think they're lucky to have found a local one at all!

softinthehead said...

Yep they seem to be getting on well. Making great progress, and still searching for that elusive bar!