Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve posted an update. Not much to report while the electrician was rewiring the house and the drywall was being installed. But we’re at the tail-end of that and it’s really resembling a house! I’ve been amassing light fixtures for all the rooms and the plumbing fixtures have arrived.
Now we are waiting for the delivery of the stone and wood flooring, the bath tiles, and the windows, so we proceeded with the expansion of the patio across the back. Ended up tearing all the planters off, along with the floor tiles. Now we have a beautiful new base for which I need to pick new tile! My head is swimming with ideas. It’s over 80 square meters (860 square feet), so I can’t just throw down any old expensive gorgeousness (like continue the inside stone…) ;-D
We were blessed to have friends from La Selva Beach here to visit. We were busy with chateaus, markets, caves, brocantes, dining, walks, cathedrals, and tons of laughs. Mary, my partner in crime selling at the Alameda Flea Market, and I had plenty of fun poking around at some of the area’s ‘finest’ brocantes!
It’s time to start thinking about paint colors. Oh, the pain, the pain! (ala Dr. Robinson). Interior paint quality in France sucks, supposedly, so I’ve been looking at the Rolls Royce of paint, Farrow & Ball. The expense is extreme, so I want to try to do it right the first time. Here is my palette at the moment, in varying degrees in each room.
Springtime continues to arrive. There are baby birds chirping inside a hole in the tree that the clothes line is tied to, the Lalinde Pond swans are expecting and have built a beautiful nest, and the sheep that live a couple lots over have three new baby lambs that we watch grow every day. Not to mention the breathtaking wisteria, lilacs shrubs, and purple trees in bloom everywhere. Happy Spring!