Recently we gained a name for our lane, as did everyone else in the commune, then a few days later, a number.
A letter from the mairie gave a link to a public service that notifies all the main people who need to know, amongst them EDF and the Prefecture for the cartes grise.
I filled in the form as best as I could but it wasn’t easy. It took no less than 6 tries to get it to accept my wife’s health number. At one point I went to the other room to make sure she wasn’t deceased without telling me.
Then I got to the vehicles, I am allowed to enter up to 10 apparently. All went well with the Partner, formula number (in bold across the front page) then plate number. No problem.
Then to the Berlingo. 15 years old it doesn’t have a formula number, nowhere, I checked it all several times so, assuming it was too old for such things and that they would realise it, I went straight to the plaque. Numerous tries later I couldn’t get passed that so had to cancel the Berlingo altogether.
I’ve since had several emails detailing and confirming the changes and now one from EDF who want to know if I am moving house, cancelling my supply or just changing my address while staying put.
Half a dozen tries and I can’t even get into the right spot on the website.
Anybody else had all this malarky and, does it really matter? Our lieu-dit is still the same and in the past have advised people that my name and postcode will eventually find me, so should I bother?
I am braced for a plethora of emails from various organisations demanding more details, and to think I thought ‘what a good idea, do it all in one place’.
A bit of a worry though, that in the depths of winter, EDF might cancel our supply even though I thought that was illegal in France.