10.2.1 – Catching Up

Our next site visit is rapidly approaching, and I’ve barely had time to catch my breath after the last one. Things are moving quickly, and combined with a busy work schedule, it is easy to feel overwhelmed.

9.0.2 – Learning about Log Burners

We plan on putting a wood-burning stove in our living area, but looking into their installation requirements has made us question some of our design choices.

9.0.1 – Back to Work

Welcome to September. I’ve come to recognise this period of the year, from September when everyone gets back from their summer holidays until Christmas, as a very productive time in France. Work has picked up again and we are back to a regular schedule of site meetings.

8.2.1 – Divided

We visited the house this weekend. There was no site meeting, and being the summer holidays, there is not even any work happening. We visited just to visit, to look around, and decide a few things before work picks up again in September.

8.0.1 – Unexpected

Unexpected train troubles, unexpected progress, unexpected activity. So much of this site visit didn’t go as we expected.

4.0.1 – The Basement is Done

Our meeting with the project manager and bricklayer was longer and more detailed this week. It had been a month since the last meeting, so there was a lot of progress to cover. The walls of the basement are now done, and they have poured the concrete floor. They expect to start the second floor next week.

House Update

Designing bathrooms and building walls

3.0.1 – Going Up

A national strike made getting to Vichy complicated, but we made it, and got to see the walls for the first time.

Fortified York

York is enclosed by impressive, well-preserved city walls