I’ve been living in my new house now for 3 weeks! I’ve had a few milestones –
some more important than others, and a few set-backs.
Didn’t get to pick up my car when scheduled. (Got it today though!)
Discovered my 16th c. wall has a weak spot that needs rebuilding.
Discovered cement on the lower 3 feet of the entry walls.
Need to get a sports physical to be able to join the hiking club.
Still no returned calls from architects.
Couldn’t go to the hardware store without a car, so stripping paint off doors and windows hasn’t started yet.
Can’t plug in space heaters until electrician repairs outlets.
I had dinner out with new neighbors, who are British and only here part-time. My French is sufficient that it doesn’t stop me from moving forward and doing the things I want/need to do. I also have started establishing routines that help me stay on-track and avoid ending a week feeling like I never got to important things. It’s helping me not feel overwhelmed by all there is to do. So that pretty much sums up my first three weeks here. Except to say that I’m super happy, challenged, inspired, and getting healthier every day.
If you want to follow my house journey more closely, I’m on Instagram at ChatelaineLife.