Angus opens the far gates so that the assorted tradesemen can bring their vans into the courtyard. The lady from the Water Board chooses to park her car by the other gates. It only partially blocks the lane.
The laws on septic tanks have changed again. Our 18th century brick cisterns are no longer in 'conformity'.
The lady from the Water Board says that we'll get a grant for bringing The Rickety Old Farmhouses plumbing into the 21st century.
Back in the kitchen some of the door handles have been fitted. Others haven't. The extractor hood has a malfunction but the suppliers will be along after Easter to 'sort it out'. The wall lights have got a wiring problem. The shop in Paris says it will take eight weeks to order new ones. The kitchen fitters inform us that the work will be 'largely finished by Easter'. The word 'largely' has yet to be more precisely defined.