les Davey de France

Alan and Pat live and work in Bordeaux. Alan is a pastor and Pat was a nurse. Now we work with UFM worldwide. Read on! (If you'd like to know what took us to Bordeaux, then start with the archives from September 2004)

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The frustrations of building renovations in France :

1) the suspended ceiling man has been waiting on the electrician to finish putting up the ceiling tiles - and thus to submit his bill. He started the job in April.

2) the electrician was supposed to come during the first two weeks of August but did not, so now we are engaging a different electrician who may be able to come the last two weeks of September.

3) the suspended ceiling man has got fed up of waiting for his money so has submitted his bill.

4) until the electrician comes we cannot fit the kitchen or have adequate heating or lighting in the church (we run an extension lead from the one working socket in the warehouse behind the church building !)

5) during the summer this is not too bad, but the summer is drawing to a close

6) at the same time we're waiting on a substantial bank transfer from overseas to be able to pay people anyway.

Meanwhile yesterday saw more painting, the construction of the sink unit, the purchase of the worktop for the inset sink, the commencement of the plasterboarding of the unsightly pillar, lots of stuff...

1 comment:

Alan Davey : said...

in fact the suspended ceiling man has gone bust but has agreed to finish our job, saying "If everyone had paid me like you people paid me I would never have gone bust."