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)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Cockroaches, High Schools, Certificates of Radiation and Rentals

So the fridge broke down on our fridge-freezer. We took advice and were told that fixing it would typically be expensive. Huh.

So we borrowed a fridge from a student that had been stored in the warehouse behind the church. They want to sell it but were happy for us to use it while we decided what we ought to do.

I returned from the UK on Monday and Pat said, "I find frozen insects in that fridge."

I looked. Cockroaches ! Then we found a live cockroach. YUK ! So the fridge is going back to the warehouse and the house smells of insecticide. I hope we have caught it quickly and early enough to avoid an infestation.

Meanwhile this morning Catrin got her dossier to fill in and return next Tuesday or Wednesday for Lycée François Magendie. Great. It's almost 1/2 inch thick. Most of it we can do, though some things are sadly impossible (livret de famille, etc...) And we also need a Certificate de Radiation from her collège. Should have seen that coming.

Meanwhile the Mitchells are a new couple coming to join the UFM family and study French in Bordeaux. They're signed up in the language school, but now they need to find a place to live.

We have some promising leads to follow - a landlord who may be kindly disposed and a letting agent who may also be more open to us than is normally the case. Also one of our number is leaving a super flat soon, but the flat is a long way from the campus so it'll be a last resort, really.

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