Sunday, April 25, 2010

Getting Ready to Leave

Shirley (the wife) doesn't think she should be going to Sablet. She thinks she should stay in California and try to restore order to our house which is in total chaos.

For some reason, we chose to have our home in California repainted top to bottom including insides of cupboards and closets and refinishing hardwood floors just before we go to France.

We have had to box up or move everything so the painter could paint. To give you an idea of the chaos, we have had to sleep with no curtains or blinds for more than one month. It is a big mess.

The truth is it shouldn't have been a big deal but our painter has taken forever to get the job done and there is no way he will be finished before we leave despite many assurances to the contrary.

As I have said before, one of the big reasons we didn't buy a fixer-upper in Provence was that we didn't want a Peter Mayle like "A Year In Provence" experience. Well, we avoided that in Provence, but we are living the experience now with this paint job.

The big problem is our "little" Abbi doesn't like to be by herself so we always arrange for someone to come and stay nights with her and take her out for walks and shower her with love during our absence.

Abbi is a 150 pound Newfoundland. She is as sweet and loving as she can be; yes she does drool some especially after she eats, drinks or runs. Abbi thinks she is human and never likes to be more than a few steps away from us even when we sleep.

Shirley doesn't want anyone to come and sleep or live among this chaos. It is causing her to lose sleep. She was tossing and turning all night. I can't stand living out of boxes either.

In the end, I know Shirley will come as she won't want to miss out on all of the good times in Sablet. The painter is supposed to show up to work today; I sure hope he makes it.

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