The plumber has been here the last week, electricity has started to flow (experimentally), walls have been insulated, plasterboard fitted, demolition done and furniture "built".
Where to start?
The plumber arrived Monday, and got down to some serious thinking. Of course this meant we had to change our answers to questions like "where will the washing machine go" and "do you want a handbasin in the toilet" from "over there somewhere" and "probably" to something less nebulous. Still, we came through that undamaged, and week later we are still happy with our answers (we think), so we didn't do too badly.
Susan is really pleased with the tub!
All this will be hidden behind (above) the ceiling
All our water (even for the garden) will be filtered
the floor is me working out exactly where the shower will go
The furniture we "built" was two flatpacks of bathroom furniture we bought at BricoDepot. Amazingly, we had all the pieces, it all went together properly, everything fitted, and I have nothing left over. What's more, the doors close properly!
As well as doing all this, I have been looking for a stainless steel exhaust system for a 1953 Citroën Traction Avant, which has been frustrating. Monsieur Musseau is worried that Célestine is sounding a bit antisocial, and we have decided rather than replacing the exhaust with an authentic (but rust prone) system, we will go for stainless steel, which should last 10 years. We know there are people who make such an item, but at the moment we can't find them.
All this has meant we are both a bit tired and brain frazzled, but the progress that is happening before our eyes is making it all worthwhile