Fool for France
Olivier and Marie-Claude
While we wait for things to get going, I thought I’d let you take a look at Olivier and Marie-Claude, the folks who got me into this. They have had their house in the Vendee for decades now. When I get to be their age, I hope to be able to say that about myself, as well. These two are as delightful as they appear to be. I am pleased to count them as friends.
So we have a tentative start date of 10 June, less than two weeks from now. First comes demolition, of course. They will rip out the entire floor on the ground floor level. Then they will remove the old oil boiler and old geothermal compressor from the basement. I imagine other odds and ends will come out, as well. I should dig up a photo of the existing kitchen; none of it will be missed. Right now we are in the final stages of lining up the ducks and then we’re off! I can’t wait.

2 Replies to “Waiting, waiting…”

  1. How wonderful to have such interesting neighbors.

    Best wishes for the renovation!

    Apologies for any typographical errors – sent from a small mobile device.



  2. I wish they were neighbors. Actually they are old friends of Robert’s. Their place is quite a bit inland from mine. Given the vagaries of country roads it would probably be easier to visit them at their apartment in La Rochelle.

    After years of pleading they let me visit their house, oh, maybe two years ago. I fell in love with the region. Then I found out that William Christie lives in the Vendee; well, he’s a traveling man, of course, but he has a house here. Robert loved the photo book that I did and we decided that we’d start to look here. I wound up looking by myself, of course. It is my great pleasure to have found a place about ten minutes from Christie’s. Now that’s a neighbor I’d like to get to know.


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