A big step forward
Today has been spent finishing our second Gite. There is still a little more to do but we have moved furniture in and put up pictures. We have gone through all the kitchen stuff and made a list of things still needed. Next week we will buy all that is needed. Things like saucepans, kitchen bin, some bedding bits.
There has been some discussion about the names of the two new Gites. The original one is Le Tertre Rouge, so we will now have Le Tertre Verte and Le Tertre Jaune. It is Le Tertre Jaune that we have just about finished. As this is a little smaller than the others we will make it a bit cheaper than the other two.
It feels like it has been a long hard journey to get to this point made worse by knowing that my house will not be completed until all three Gites are up and running. I am finally beginning to feel that my home will be done! I have had several bouts of depression caused by living in a building site. It is the main reason I have bouts of feeling desperate to go back to the UK. Hopefully things will now improve.
Today we visited another expat to buy a fan. She has sold up and is going back to England as she is tired of all the trips to visit her grandchildren. They had completely renovated their place over the last eleven years and now have a beautiful property. It would worry me that I would regret selling something we have heart and soul to.
So for now we will plod on keeping our dream alive Looking forward to the day when my home is finished.
I have lived in France for almost eight years now. In that time I have gradually simplified my life and worked at improving my carbon footprint. On a world scale there is little I can do but I can make a difference in my corner. I welcome comments but would ask all to maintain the peace that I work hard at promoting.