(the misadventures of an expatriate corporate dropout)

Monday, July 21, 2008

pictures...PICTURES, they demand!

ok folks, you've been clamoring for pictures of my house. Today is the first day we will be working on it and I promise I will be taking scads of the multiple and various projects that await. On Saturday, we went to Perigueux to purchase our first round of supplies for repairs ... My agent and the builder both were so excited to recommend Brico-Depot!

That's right folks, Home Depot has either completed outreach here in France or they have been replicated ... right down to the orange signs and the little man in their branding. It wasn't QUITE as huge, but nearly (and when considered in France ... huge) and there was floor to ceiling man-heaven ... just like here. We purchased a new hot water boiler and piles of other materiel ... the bill was $315€ and when considering the boiler was $124€ i guess that wasn't so bad.

Also, I just moved to a temporary apartment for a week (last night) and it doesn't have the internets ... so right now I am parked outside the hotel scamming free usage. We are working on getting phone/internet up and running at my house. So I'm trying to keep up with the blogging but it is a bit of a chore.

For you, my dears, anything!


Samantha said...

I actually think they *do* have Home Depots here - I'm pretty sure I remember seeing one on the outskirts of Paris!!

Utah Savage said...

You amaze and inspire. I am so in awe of your and your sense of adventure, your courage and ENERGY. You da bomb, babe.

Randal Graves said...

Anything? Okay, we get to crash at your place when we come and visit. I hope you'll be done with the remodeling by then. ;-)

I can't imagine an American place being closed for two hours in the middle of the day.

Je ne regrette rien said...

S-aha! le Depot lives!

U.S.-thank you so much. let's start a mutual admiration society, shall we! Survivors non-Anonymous!

RG- ma maison est ta maison! but bring a paint brush! Being closed in the middle of the day is awesome. I've never napped so much in my life!