Soon We Shall Have a Kitchen

• 18 June 2009

Deliveries began this past week, boxes were disassembled, and the measuring, drilling, and installing began. Sounds pretty similar to what a renovation in the US would sound like, right? Well, if you take out the fact that three different trucks backed down a stone path a few hundred feet then you're right, it's just the same :)

One poor truck--the one that delivered the components for the kitchen--couldn't get past the corner of the castle wall (due to the truck's size and the narrowness of the path) and was forced to stop in the middle of the path, blocking anyone from passing. E. and I ducked under the truck's mud flaps to get past so we could take pictures and document this crazy situation! In this neck of the woods they do not hold school on Wednesdays so we were able to have a fun day together while Daddy worked on the cottage.
































































































13 comments:

Stefanie said...

Haven't seen the kitchen yet...but I love it!

LobotoME said...

Stephanie! It looks great- can't wait to see finished pics!

J :)

Kathy said...

It is such fun to follow in this journey with you!

Prairie Girl Studio said...

oh my gosh ... you were brave to slip under the mud flaps my dear! what a precarious situation ... and it looks like the 'arthur bonnet' van has seen a few tight situations as well!
all that stone is breathtaking ... pure enchantment ... soon you will be the prince and princesses of your own 'castle' ... *sigh* some more ...
thanks always for the glimpses into this dream world of yours!
prairiegirl

Prairie Girl Studio said...

ps ...
you may be interested in visiting littlebrownpen who has a lovely perspective on paris ...
http://www.littlebrownpen.blogspot.com/

Georgia said...

I'm so curious as to what the little adjoining house is....Is it a guest house? Storage?

kc said...

Thanks for sharing your France adventures. So dreamy! Love reading your blog and just yesterday was on the search for info on traveling with kids. Did a search in your archives and found just what I needed. Lovely!

Nicole said...

I can't tell you how much I'm enjoying reading these France posts. I'm dying to see more of the inside of the house!

Holladay Family said...

This curious reader is thrilled to see all the "nitty gritty" details of your French adventure! So...Does your daughter like attending school in France? Do the teachers and children speak to her in English or always in French? Do they allow non French people to attend as long as they own property there? I would love to know the logistics of residency/citizenship. Can you have dual citizenship? Do you have to live there for so many years before you can apply for that? Do you have to learn French? In Denmark, in order to become a citizen they require you speak Danish. And lastly, how does your husband work over there without internet access? A campground doesn't sound like a suitable office. Does he have to go to the local library? Can you tell I am fascinated by your story. Your family is lovely and so are your posts. Looking forward to the next and so on!

Jen said...

Do you ever get tired of saying "castle wall"?
I don't get tired of hearing you say it!
♥ Jen

{lovely little things} said...

Will you be moving there permanently or is this just a summer residence?

Lauren said...

Steph I can't believe how adorable it is that Emma went to a little french school. We are going to Germany for the summer so maybe we will cross paths again. We will be living in Dusseldorf, right on the border of Belgium and the north of france.

Stephanie said...

{lovely little things}: I wish I could say that it was either of those lovely options...but, it is actually a rental property. We are fixing it up and creating a website for La Maisonnette right now. Upon completion it will be rented out to vacationers on a weekly basis (all rentals in France go Saturday to Saturday). Hopefully many others will enjoy it too!

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