Episode 67- Shocking news ! We have facilities!

DSC02795Renovation, restoration, sanitation………….May 2014

I am in a state of shock.

We wandered into the village house, as we do, fully expecting leaky roof due to wind-slipped tiles, martins nesting on the bedroom window ledge( they are very set in their ways) more moss in the courtyard….??

All seems fine on the ground floor ( apart from rampant weeds) and  first floor.

I haven’t looked up yet so don’t notice that  the as yet unboxedin plumbing has been tweaked. I go upstairs to bedroom level, I turn the corner into the tulip room

BLOODY HELL, WE HAVE A TOILET ! I think I screamed a bit

Not only that, it is attached and it works!!! You have no idea how exciting this is for us. prior to this , sole  facilities here at the French hovel were single ancient loo on ground floor behind front door.Then plumber literally turned it through 120 degrees to face into cave and we built new wall behind to create cloaks cupboard(on hall side)Now handy cloaks cupboard

This was progress, but then we had two years of toilet not being attached to floor, which was semi rubble anyway,and we were flushing with a bucket. When you have various trades going on and each bit has to be saved up and paid for, and you are trying to project manage from England it is not easy.

Then temporary plastic piping went in to reconnect to mains again, which was a treat. The updated plumbing in here will serve the new wash room in the cave bedroom eventually.

But  now we have the most eagerly anticipated toilet in France installed AND IT IS NEXT TO THE BEDROOMS! You have no idea how exciting this is.

I admire it and take photos from various angles so I can admire it further back in UK.

I perch gingerly on it (FULLY clothed!) “Trev!” I shout sept13 130your panelling looks straight from here!”


About coteetcampagne

Artist, period home maker, renovator, restorer, Francophile. My mission is to save the old stuff, one beautiful piece at a time
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