Saturday, 25 August 2012

Renovation project - rewiring -Friday 17th August 2012

Renovation project - rewiring - Friday 17th August
Still working on the rewiring, which is now the rewiring of the rewiring of the first rewiring, this is taking a lot longer than we expected, and is a lot more stressful, what would take a couple of days in England takes a couple of weeks in France because of the different system, also going to have 3 consumer units for one house!
The telephone is to be switched on today between 10am and 12 noon, looked outside at 10.30am and the engineer was there in his car, looked outside again 10mins later and he was driving off! Went to the estate agent who called France Telecom, turns out the external line isn’t working and he was internal lines! Got a new appointment for the afternoon.
The engineer returned (ON TIME ON THE SAMEDAY!!!!) and fixed the external line.
All connected but not working, we hadn’t read the paperwork that had arrived (but it was in French!) needed to sign the agreement and send it back.
Little things are sent to test you.
Absolutely knackered tonight so decided to have an early night, Andy has been invited out I don’t know where he gets the energy!!!!
Just started to doze off when we heard a noise, this time John heard it as well, so not my imagination, first thought was oh no there’s someone in the house again, then John looked out of the window to see someone running up the street, that’s when we wondered if we had locked the car door! BOLLOCKS, went to check and we hadn’t, found the Sat Nav had disappeared; luckily the passports were still in the glove box. I’m conscious that we are making this place sound more like Moss Side than a quiet French Village, but it’s not, we were just stupid, a British car in a tourist area will always be a target for people passing through. The guy was not a local as we went to check with the local pubs. Ended up staying for a drink as no one recognised the description of the young bloke with dreadlocks and bumped into Andy. 
Had one drink and went to the other bar, which was shut, so came back to the original bar which had finished serving (we think they have a lock in but we are not local enough yet to get an invite). When we walked past the other bar we saw one of our new friends sat asleep in a chair outside, so being neighbourly we went back to check he was OK (pissed was an understatement), we couldn’t leave him and as he only lived around the corner, or so we thought!!!!!! We walked him home, apparently I’m a vision of loveliness so I’m happy, around the corner turned out to be up the side of a cliff, or that’s what it felt like, got him safely settled and went home. Quite an eventful night.
But on a positive note it didn’t rain and the weather was scorching.
Top Tips                
1.       Know your French electrics
2.       Always lock your car
3.       Read any letters that arrive or give them to the estate agent to read them

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