Not a Trip Report - France

Old Nov 16th, 2012, 06:50 PM
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Just got caught up on this. What a fabulous ending! You must be so delighted.
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Old Nov 16th, 2012, 07:04 PM
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Well, yestravel, we kind of leaked a few of the details at the DC/MD GTG, but yes, we are beyond delighted. You and Alan must come! (Once we get those tirants installed).
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Old Nov 16th, 2012, 07:15 PM
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Well done, I love happy endings.
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Old Nov 16th, 2012, 07:16 PM
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Just say when and we'll be there...we're good workers too!
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Old Nov 16th, 2012, 07:43 PM
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You're ON, yestravel. We'd love to have you. Maybe next spring? Our plan is to go over there in March, maybe even February, when the weather starts getting warm and the airfares are low, and start the fix-ups. Then maybe go back in May to make sure thing are fixed up for renters. We can "talk," no? You know how to reach me.
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Old Nov 16th, 2012, 08:16 PM
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Runningtab has accurately documented our experience with "angels," and it's not the first time in our experience together that we have found them, but this was certainly a major surprise.

You just cannot imagine our surprise, followed by our groveling gatitude, that these friends would save the house in St-Cirq for us. And in such a no-nonsense, "we're here to help" moment. I did cry.
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Old Nov 16th, 2012, 08:29 PM
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that should be "gratitude"
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Old Nov 16th, 2012, 08:31 PM
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The wall, upon which we gratefully rest our feets and savor the Vezere valley view, will welcome and reward all who are willing to put broom or mop to floor. Wine's on us, up to 300 litres.
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Old Nov 16th, 2012, 09:04 PM
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Excellent outcome for a true labor of love.
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Old Nov 17th, 2012, 02:29 AM
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What a satisfying result. There was a sense of magic and love at work throughout this whole not-a-trip report.
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Old Nov 17th, 2012, 02:52 AM
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... and they lived happily ever after.
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Old Nov 17th, 2012, 03:08 AM
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Good.
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Old Nov 17th, 2012, 03:36 AM
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Dreams do com true- glad yours did and you shared it with us. We visited the Dordogne this year and understand what a wonderful place it is.
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Old Nov 17th, 2012, 09:59 AM
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I live in the land of 10,000 lakes so lake cabins abound. Your whole non trip report has paralleled owning a cabin. Spend all your work time wishing to be there, fishing, sunbathing, and relaxing. In reality, friday night is spent driving there, unpacking, getting the boat ready for the weekend. Saturday morning is spent mowing the lawn, fixing the door and a couple of other odd jobs. After lunch you might have time to try to start the boat and fish for a few hours before dark. Sunday is spent stowing stuff back where it belongs, packing up the car and driving back home in the traffic. People who are not willing to endure the work never understand the attraction. I'm glad things are working out for you so you can keep your home.

I'm thinking like Padraig---and they lived happily ever after, the end.

ps. I can fix those wooden gates for you
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Old Nov 17th, 2012, 10:02 AM
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Well, they still need fixing, ziggypop. Are you free in late March?
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Old Nov 17th, 2012, 11:00 AM
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Well, it looks like I've missed out on years of living vicariously in a stone house in the Dordogne.
Although we've only been there once, it has always been my aim to go back. I loved it immensely.

So glad for you that everything is going to work out well with the house.
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Old Nov 17th, 2012, 02:50 PM
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Thank you, sundriedpachino. You cannot imagine how happy we are.
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Old Nov 17th, 2012, 04:40 PM
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Wonderful!!!
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Old Nov 17th, 2012, 06:56 PM
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I am so very pleased for you StCirq.

And geez, I hope something can be done for that ankle soon!
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Old Nov 17th, 2012, 08:46 PM
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Thank you, Toucan2: I have a doctor's appt. on Monday again to see what's next with the ankle. It's way better, but definitely not healed.
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