Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Come inside and have a look round....

I thought you might like to have a look inside the house.......


We are under Red Alert today for winds. Brings back memories of the last Red Alert when a hurricane descended on us on 24th January 2009. We were living in a caravan at the time, and we really got smashed up in more ways than one. The Red Alert is for avalanches as well. Since we live in the flatlands at the foot of the Pyrenees I don't think we need worry about having a ton of snow dumped on our heads. 

Some of the fields are flooded, but not too much, and the loo is not emptying properly because the ground is saturated which is stopping the fosse from working efficiently. The puppies did four hours of early morning hooliganism before they collapsed in a heap. They are now asleep. They do not like the world outside, but Blue did a tiddles outside. Hooray! Meanwhile we continue to mop up from the floor  puppy rear-end spillages.

I feel a need to be very strict with them, and refuse to be seduced by their plump velvety-ness, so I am not picking them up and cuddling them any more. I am mindful that in a few months time they will have grown bigger and will squash me if I allow them to sit on my lap. I am also encouraging them not to jump up, again mindful that one not does not want to be knocked over by a leaping lump of a dog. They are gorgeous, but they will be trained. Gussy does not like them at all, and has removed himself into the Hallway. Bools is good with them providing they do not wake him up too early in the morning. Lester is besotted. 

Hope you enjoyed  your wander through our house. Once again, apologies for zooming the camera around.

8 comments:

rusty duck said...

I did enjoy watching that! And it's so nice to hear you chuckle! You do need a sense of humour to live on a building site..

It will look magnificent when it's done. Something to spur you on when it gets tough.

meadowlass said...

Love the video and it so reminds me of when we did a similar renovation some years ago now and lived for months on a building site. The French house hadn't been lived in for 40 years and all the ceilings and ceiling beams had top be replaced. I wish you health, happiness and prosperity for 2013.

Horst in Edmonton said...

Love the video of the house and renovations on the go. The house is quite big from the looks of the video and still needs a lot of work but will it ever look good when its done. Did you get new dogs, I feel that I missed something when you mentioned new dogs. Will have to check older blogs.

Vera said...

Jessica, you are right about looking back on how far one has come when renovating, especially when it feels and endless and expensive road!

Meadowglass, thanks for visiting, and am off to have a visit with you!

Horst, yes, two Rottweiler puppes arrived a few days ago. Training began immediately!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I left a comment yesterday!!!!! Guess it is AWOL.
I wish I could watch the video, maybe one day we will get a decent connection here and the internet may speed up! Keep warm Diane

Vera said...

I thought about you Diane, and was going to post some photos up for you to look at but I ran out of time! Sorry about that.

Kev Alviti said...

The puppies sound like fun. we're thinking of getting a dog in the spring so I might be asking for training advice!

Vera said...

Ken, I looked on YouTube for puppy advice so we could start off properly. we babied Boolie, our fourteen year old Springer Spaniel, when he was a puppy, and half hearted training was done. As a result he is a wonderful dog but is not as obedient as he needs to be, which was alright when he was a house pet, but not quite so good now he is more of a farm dog.