Here are some updates from this week — about the house, and about everyday life-in-France stuff too. Including an amazing ladies kilt (genuine! wool! from Scotland!) that I found for 2 euros at the second-hand shop. Because of where the tag is placed in the kilt, for a minute I thought I might be wearing it backwards, but the Scottish Ladies chimed in and let me know I was wearing it correctly. : )
It’s interesting for me to see how the house progresses at totally different paces depending on the week. Sometimes it’s full of tradespeople and deliveries and action. And other weeks it’s very quiet, like nothing is happening. Next week, the big push on electricity work is supposed to happen, so we’re definitely looking forward to that.
Starting Friday, France is having a full shutdown until at least December 1st. So that may affect the pace of the work as well. One good thing: since the house is empty (meaning no one currently lives there) it’s considered a safely-isolated place for tradespeople to work.
Earlier this week, we also went on a fieldtrip to a sandblasting workshop to discuss our vintage radiators. I love getting to do stuff like that! I always learn so much. When I was in my mid-twenties, I was really into buying old metal furniture, and then having it sandblasted and powder-coated. But it’s been a long time since I’ve talked with a sandblaster and the technologies have changed. Have you ever had something sandblasted?
P.S. — More Tall House updates.