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Good Lord, French vineyards make some good wine, but when it rains hard, they make some of the best mud in the world I ever saw too.

It can take you days to get your shoes clean again. My better half keeps telling me to fetch wood for fire- I keep telling her if she sends me out on that mission she may never see me again. May be that is why she keeps asking...
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HA !! -- So - how was France GS ? Get all the work done ??
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Yes, actually. It went very smoothly by French standards ;-). Every one came by on the last day we were there and said they would have it sorted by the time we returned. And strangely enough, having thrown a little patronage here and there, I actually believed them- some of them seem sorry for us. All except the builder, what with the wood laminate on the top floor buckling and some of the shuttered doors not closing properly....

But we have traded with the neighbors. Trade is key. They get to use the swimming pool in exchange for maintaining it. The garden is sorted now though it will take a year or so to grow properly. But all in all we've avoided the vagaries of the AS World property market, and it is probably worth what we put into it still.

So roof damage- check. Swimming pool damage- check. Floor/Lock damage- check. It is illegal in France to change a fuse (from 30A to 40A which is what EDF originally said they would put in and what the system is rated for) without the Utility Company doing it, but our Electrician promised to sort this- check. The Plumber promised to connect the water to the pool- check.

Very little outstanding now, though it has been 3 years, a lot of money, arguments and untold sacrifice and grief, but I do believe I finally have a piece of heaven in sight. The other half just oohs and aahs, and that can be helpful, though she doesn't realize that this is all conducted in a language she does not understand at all- both words and in some cases hidden menace within words. Though like you when I can retire to it is the guess of someone else now.

I'll have to find and send you a few pictures- if you're from Austria you'll love it.

And would I do it again? No. It is a once in a lifetime terminal crucifixion.
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Glad it is all working out for you,GS.
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Send me some pictures GS -- your place sounds very nice
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Done and dusted. That should up my post count, though I'll have to try harder to match yours.
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Yup. Straight up to heaven or if the devil gets his minus sign in straight down to hell.

Unless 'God' steps in and terminates the thread of course, in which case we will all be left in limbo.
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Unless 'God' steps in and terminates the thread of course, in which case we will all be left in limbo.
I always thought the Prince of the World was a bit of a slithery one,
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So we're between Heaven and hell?
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