Yesterday the little French place became ours at last. We viewed it in early July so it has taken a little while! It was really exciting going back to the house after we’d signed the papers at the notaire. We were given the key and can now come and go as we please. We are chuffed to bits.
We didn’t hang about. We set up camp and set-to. Richard the electrician fitted a temporary fuse board and sockets in readiness for EDF. The kitchen is cleared out, chimney swept and first fire lit. Some friendly neighbours popped round to say bonjour et bienvenue. And we handed over a little prezzie to them, as advised by our wise agent-immobilier, Sam. The other neighbours have yet to appear.
Tomorrow EDF should fix us up with some power. They tried today but there was some confusion over the meter and concern over some very old, live wires along the roof. Not worrying at all.
If we get power tomorrow, we will be in heaven. The phones and the laptops need charging for a start. And some hot water would be nice.
Oh, and the compost loo is now open for business. Who needs mains utilities anyway?