We had two mild surprises this week.
The first surprise was that nobody has yet turned up from the census. The letter did say the census would run from 18th January to 17th February and the possibility is becoming very real that what Ms 300wpm said was more like an agent will call after 17th and less like an agent will call on 17th.
Surprise number two came on Friday afternoon when the menuisier turned up, saying that he had come to take the definitive dimensions so he could fabricate the stuff at his workshop (his business is charmingly named Au Plaisir Du Bois – I don’t think I need translate that for anyone). He says he will be coming to fix it next week.
So by the end of next week we could possibly have a fully completed and functional bathroom.
We had already fitted the heater, bathroom cabinet and toilet roll holder. We have laid the flooring, fitted the skirting, built the wardrobe at the end of the dressing and placed the shoe rack. The electrician needs to wire everything in and fit the lights and, very importantly, the ventilator which will patch into the house’s central ventilation system, and Michel needs to finish the opening, fit the door and steps, and remodel the existing wardrobe doors (and help me to set up my table saw as the instructions might just as well be written in Malayalam, which I’ve only just realised is a palindrome, for all the use they are to me).
Meanwhile, we seem to have been spared the devastating winds suffered in the UK last week. We have had a few windy days, but I think the maximum gust has been not much more than 40Kph (25mph).
As you can see above, though, we have had some nice sunsets (and I now have almost 1850 songs on my iPod).
À la prochaine