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Finally, we have done some construction (rather than destruction) and the rain has stopped! Throughout the region we had storms and heavy rain for 4 days, it felt longer! Over 200mm fell which is half of the annual rainfall for us here. All the vignerons are delighted as the soil has been so dry and the rain means that the vines can grow and bud as they ought. However for us it was not so jolly as we had leaks in our house, and it prevented us working on the roof and on the beams. So because of that we started on the floors.

Upstairs at the rear of the house, both what will be our bedroom and the living room floors were decidedly dodgy. So we removed them, saving what tiles we could to reuse, and laid a new solid floor out of ‘agglomere hydrofuge’, that’ll be waterproof chipboard!! So not a beautiful floor and not the finished floor, but a super solid floor that we will not fall through.

We have just started on the ground floor today, what will be the kitchen and dining area. However it is huge and so will take some time to complete. But once done we will be safe and we can start working on the internal walls. However not yet as the sun came out on Friday so we must get up on the roof this week and remove the remaining 2 chimneys and sort the leaks, then we must finish those beams.



  • Clare Pernice
    Posted March 23, 2011 11:18 pm 0Likes

    Incroyable!! Chris trotting along that beam looks at ease mais c’est dangereuse !
    An amazing job… you’ll be living there next week oauh : ) Keep blogging and hope you’re feeling less clogged Em xoxo

    • lamaisondurire
      Posted March 24, 2011 3:27 pm 0Likes

      Thank you. Living here still looks a long way off! Tomorrow we hope to sandblast the beams

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