The compromis de vente (agreement to sell) will be signed on Friday by the buyers and on Saturday by us (because I am tied up on Friday from 15:30 till close of play)
I need to make an appointment with the notaire as soon as possible.
We are now looking actively for something to rent.
We were wondering whether to move further into Bordeaux and try to find a flat in the centre of town, or whether to stay in Pessac where the living' is easy and stuff.
This past week has greatly helped in our deliberations.
Catrin takes the tram from our home to the campus, and from here to her department at Montaigne the tram is nice and clear, you can get a seat and it's all very civilised. From Montaigne into the centre of town it's AMAZINGLY crowded! I mean you're stuffed in like neaps in a haggis when the oatmeal swells. It's tight. Very tight.
So we're going to look in Pessac. We're not guaranteed to find in Pessac, but we'll try.
Meanwhile I have applied online for social housing in Pessac. It's allocated on a priority basis, and we wouldn't be top priority, plus there are extra refugees and asylum seekers to house now, but it's worth a try nonetheless.