lundi 8 février 2010

four funerals and a baptism

At the end of january another elder neighbour of the portail died. Marie, who lived with her son and daughter in law, who are themselves retired farmers and very good neighbours. Max, the son is very shaken up since his mother died.
Since we decided to buy the portail, the immediate neighbours, an elder couple both died, Gaby's father died in november and now Marie died. Another elder woman that lived alone had a serious accident and will not come back to live in her house. It was high time that we arrived because the place is getting empty.
The paradoxical situation is that we would really like to live closer to the farm than now and there are all these empty houses (and there are more house that are empty that are weekend or vacation houses and the owners rarely show up).