|Need some shutters just like these......|
The floor plan of the house now resembles a Chinese checkers game. The 18th century oak stair case with its beautiful, hand-woven willow banister is to be
|The proposed site of the 2 windows |
on the right side of the wall
|......and a window similar this|
one in Chateau de Bournand...
It is at times like this I:
a) want to release a primal scream,
b) recall some words of 'wisdom' from my Year 11 English teacher: 'girls, if you are going to fall in love, make sure it is with a rich man'. She married another teacher.
We have kept emphasizing to the designer that once the major works have been completed (power sewage, plumbing, roof and floor repairs) the remainder of our budget will be extremely small. Additional bathrooms, moving stairs unnecessarily and having metres of plumbing zig-zagging under the house is an extravagance and perhaps unnecessary.
At the moment, I feel that I have 'bitten off more than I can chew', financially, physically and emotionally! Or as my French girlfriend says............ je suis dans le caca.