Well yesterday was a pretty full on momentous day for David and I. We arrived at the Notaire at 9.am after an early breakfast in Chateau La Sciorie, which I can highly recommend as a B&B. We then finalised the sale of our wonderful wreck of a farmstead. Then we entered in to our PACS and became formally partnered. Now unlike most “married” couples who have a wonderful family celebration and reception we entered PAC’s life in a somewhat unconventional way. We popped in to the estate agents office and she kindly set up our EDF account for us. Then we got changed and then got stuck in to the farm/renovation life 3 hours after it became ours!
We picked the messiest job we ever could of tackled and cleaned out 40 years of junk from the attic. It was very therapeutic and very hard work. But, we did cracked on and got it done. It was for a good reason the loft was full of junk and paper and plastic sheeting that was trapping water around the beams and floor and caused a lot of areas to rot. It took several hours but here is the result! A job well done I feel, if a somewhat unusual way to spend your wedding day!
Oh and we had even better news on our wedding day, the Agent went in to see about our CU as it had been an age. Turns out we don’t need to have a CU the Marié has declare the house and the barn as habititable space. So we can convert the barn as part of the restoration with his blessing. We only need to put in the usual paperwork to request putting in additional windows and skylights. Which is great news.
Ann, Brexit Smexit past caring about the hash they are making of it. If we have to we will apply to become French citizens as if coming from outside the EU if that is what it takes. Nothing is stopping us moving to our new home!
Makes it seems more like yours when you have had a good clear out too doesn’t it ?
Looks like you have uncovered a few interesting items there too Brian!
Brings back memories of clearing out my first house here, had been empty for 50 years but full of rubbish the family had dumped there. Old clothes, matresses, oil cans, dead rats, old straw etc.
Hauled it all outside and had a huge fire. We were filthy, had to boil some water up on one of those camping stove things, put it into a garden spray and then we hosed ourselves off outside in the ‘jungle’.
Wish that we had a digital camera in those days because the most of the photos we took were blurred !