Wednesday, February 25, 2015

An executive decision.


Overnight three of the 'bad' farmers cows have escaped from their stalls and wandered into the orchard. Bob bursts out of the front door, charges over to them, decides they're bigger up close than he thought and takes an executive decision to retreat. His sister gives noisy encouragement from the safety of the door.

Another day of bright sunshine followed by short, torrential, bursts of hail. Presumably warm and cold fronts are battling it out in the skies over the Rickety Old Farmhouse. Not even torrential hail can penetrate deep into a PONs winter coat. The same cannot be said for their masters jacket and trousers. The ferocious storm has of course waited until we're at the far end of the village. 



Off to the electrical store to look at kitchen appliances. We apparently need an oven with a 76 litre capacity. What interest Angus might have had in the matter evaporates when 'The Font' starts looking at hot plates. Bob and Sophie are retrieved from the back of the car and taken for a long walk through the car park. Bob christens tyres. Tomorrow we we go to see the fancy kitchen designer with red trousers. He's even more irritating than the builders. He also wants a deposit.


The upstairs kitchen is drying out with the help of a dehumidifier that's running non-stop. Sophie clearly sees the dehumidifier as an unwelcome interloper. She stops and very determinedly 'biffs' it with her nose. 


One of those 'quiet' February days in deepest,deepest France profonde.


10 comments:

  1. Dehumidifiers are strange and must be biffed.

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  2. Duke and Petite-Chose at 2GFebruary 25, 2015 at 7:45 AM

    Don't know if we'd trust a man wearing red trousers....doesn't he have any in a more trustworthy colour? You see that dehumidifier off, Sophie!

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  3. Good decision Bob!
    Maybe another walk with the PONs could coincide with the visit of 'Red Trousers'?

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  4. Oh but Angus, think of all the wonderful foodables you'll be having from this amazing kitchen!
    It would be interesting to see if Sophie classifies Mr Red Trousers in the same category as the dehumidifier and nose biffs him as well

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  5. I see Sophie has a new 'doo-doo'...that is if a red faced and blue trousered sheep qualifies as such. Dehumidifiers make annoying non-stop humming noises and deserve to be biffed. X

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  6. Yes, apparently you do need an oven with a 76 litre capacity.....Sophie and the Font know exactly what's needed for all the delightful meals in the future.

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  7. Murphy's Law states that, "during periods of intermittent rainfall, torrential rains will occur when dog walkers are at the furthest apex of their walk." A little known , but often experienced corollary is, "said torrents will stop immidiately upon return to the car, but only when all dogs are dripping inside." It's true. Happened to Otto and me both Sunday and Monday!

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  8. I myself have always made it a point never to wear red trousers when meeting with a client.

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  9. Has Sophie forsaken her sheep doo-doo? The red and blue one is nice, but . . .

    Those floors tiles are so beautiful.

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  10. When I had water , they brought in chest high ( and I'm tall!). dehumidifiers and heaters to dry the mess. Took 3-4 days, machines running full time, to dry out the walls so I wouldn't get black mold. . Thank goodness for your wonderful stone walls and lovely tiles.

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