Renovation project - Installing french windows
John has been working on the bathroom
for the past few days and it is really taking shape, we no longer
have an open plan toilet and all the walls are in place.
The bath is fitted as is the sink
We need to replace the window before
we can tile the room and fit the shower.
The telephone call arrived regarding
the delivery of the windows, and I am so impressed with myself, I
answered and arranged delivery all in French, I am still paranoid
about my level of spoken French, but John can't understand why, he
keeps telling me I have no problem, and actually I don't, I'm not
fluent, but if people speak slowly, I don't have a problem.
I can go to the Mairie and discuss our
plans, I can answer the phone, I can make the appointments necessary
and do most things, my only real problem is that I still sound like a
I think I may have actually cracked the language barrier, even if I do end up with a headache.
Anyway the widows arrive at exactly
the time I had arranged. We are now glad that we had to get them from
the other shop as the quality is much better.
They are stacked in the garage and
John installs the first one in the bathroom and then spends the next
few days installing the upstairs windows.
Once installed he has the fun of
sealing all of them and ensuring there is enough insulation.
The house is getting warmer by the