Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A typical day

The pool man replaces the new pump . The painter paints . Monsieur Risotto and his team arrive with an enormous machine to ' purge the pipes ' . They discover what appears to be a Minuteman missile silo in the lavender beds . Something , they think , to do with the water from the gutters . It also gets purged . The mysteries of French plumbing . A typical day in the rickety old farmhouse . Mid-chaos ' the font ' phones to ask if I'm keeping busy .

Wilf sleeps through it all completely unaware of the activity around him . There was a time when he'd have been out there barking at the workmen and christening the tyres on their vans . Now he dozes . Age brings an old PON the understanding that " either you run the day or the day runs you " .


  1. I'm glad to hear that all the scheduled work happened today! I could get used to Wilf's current work ethic, too!

  2. I am with Wilf, although I think somewhere along the line I am slipping from one to the other. You have a seriously beautiful house there. The shutters look wonderful. How lovely to wake up an old house and see it have a life again. One day you may have to do an interiors post just to keep us ladies happy.

  3. It sounds like everyone turned up for work. Surely not a typical day then...

  4. Sometimes it is nice to have the day runs you :)
    General de Gaulle isssssssss very very tall.
    Our love to the fluffy polar bear.

  5. bon jour Wilfiee!!
    Have a great day - love from Susanne, Daisy and Foxiie

  6. Why do I think there are a lot of other mysteries yet to be discovered at the rickety farmhouse?

  7. A typical day in the life of your rickety old farm house (which is lovely) is never dull! :) Hugs for Wilf!

    Blessings and Love,
    Janelle and Maggie Mae

  8. When the fonts away, the boys shall play.....or shall I say, keep the workers on task!

  9. well, i''m in love with the rickety (SOLID stone!!)old french farmhouse. at least the way angus and the font and the wee polar bear are living in it. especially cosy, the lamplight thru the open door. i'm with susan t above... we ladies would adore to have a tour. but maybe that would be too intrusive! the glimpses you give us are wonderful. (and yes... heisTALL!)
    still having sausages with the ice cream?
    love to all,
    tammy j

  10. Perfect colour choice for the shutters!
    And I love that smiling face.

  11. Oh well, at least it's not boring.

    xXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  12. Wilf
    I wish Mommi could leawn fwom you
    change the things you can and let the west go
    sowwy i haven't visited fow a while. Things awe sometimes cwazy and sad..it looks like we might have to leave NewYawk and move to budapest..I'm suweI'll be fine(xept missing my wun and my fwiends, but my pawents awe a little panicked about twying to live on just Social secoowity somewhewe..
    i know you would just take it in stwide
    smoochie kisses

  13. Mon dieu! What an un-French flurry of activity. All it lacked was Mme. Bey bustling around in another fetching outfit, radio music blaring as she swept and scrubbed.

    Glad Wilfie had another comfortable day.

    Jed & Abby