SO, your invited, at the bottom of the page there is a button you can click on to subscribe to our blog, it is simple to do and you will then get an email (I think) inviting you to click through and visit our blog everytime we post anything new.
Assuming there is anything new.... I will endeavor to be an active blogger, that is to post short notes, photos, and maps to buried treasures....interesting stuff. If this works, it will replace the journal that we have been posting and bring us into the 21st century.
We are resting today.
We have been resting for one week and will continue to rest for another week. Seth, Dan's brother, and his family (5) are here and delightfully distracting our attentions to more important things (food, wine and sun).
Then we will go back to a crazed schedule for the month of July as we wrap up this chapter of our Martel life and start the next. Our house is sold and the new owners move in July 31st, so we move out by then.
In our role as "serial dwellers" we move. We search, we nest, we call it home and then we move and search again. It's nice when there is an overlap, it's even nicer when the move is less than 100 meters and downhill. So as the next chapter unveils itself, into the home we call RD2 (rue Droite 2), we will slide down the street, climb the stairs and contrast and compare two lives separated by one boulangerie.
As happens, what starts out as a sows ear of a house, develops into a relative castle in this case. As the finishes are completed it all starts to look less like a construction site and more like a home, the stone floors and the rich centuries old wooden beams are glowing with warmth and age. We have learned some plaster techniques which render a wall so smooth that it makes my eyes roll back in my head. As the windows get cleaned we discover views that stir the soul.
We are very excited about living there, fully aware that the process of the change will be slow, hot and too full of tourists wondering why we are carrying a couch down the street.
Am I breaking any blogging rules by waxing too poetic?
OK, I'll work on attaching a photo and figuring out how to "publish" this!?