Category Archives: The Dream

Reflections – A Retrospective

Grateful ! – That’s the word that springs to my mind as I look back over the past year; actually beyond the past year because I’m not just looking at the end of another year but the beginning of a … Continue reading

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From Dream to Reality

It’s hard to believe that one year ago today I arrived in France to pursue my dream.  And that dream is unfolding in ways I had never imagined. Uzerche is a charming picture postcard town with a fascinating history going … Continue reading

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A Matter of Perspective

Shakespeare wrote “All the world’s a stage …” My “stage” genre is comedy-adventure and I take my role (within that genre) seriously.  I’ve found most of my experiences can be viewed with either a comedy or adventure perspective. For me … Continue reading

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The Too Much To Do List

Making a list and checking it twice … No I’m not playing Santa.  I’m getting ready to move into my house by the end of the year! Originally I thought the Acte Authentique (transfer deed) would be signed on December … Continue reading

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Plan B Continues

The house had been measured, the initial room layouts drawn, discrepancies noted, measurements verified, and layouts adjusted…  In other words I’ve been obsessing. Vickie & Carol had helped me with the measurements during their visit.  I had just signed the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Plans (a mental meander)

If I had known more about myself before I started college I probably would have become an architect. One of the disadvantages of being young is that you don’t know what you don’t know.  In my youth there was a … Continue reading

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Plan B

It’s always good to have a Plan B.  Mine came unexpectedly when I was talking to my neighbor.  He mentioned that the house on the other side of mine was for sale. What I had heard about the house on … Continue reading

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Needless Worry

If I could harness my imagination for all the possible things that could go wrong and turn it into something constructive I could write fiction and probably make a mint. I’m not typically prone to worry but I had so … Continue reading

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The Nightmare

If you dream enough I guess you shouldn’t be surprised by an occasional nightmare.  Mine came in the form of Pompadour Construction. After buying my house in Uzerche I returned to the states to earn money for the renovations.  My … Continue reading

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Ma Maison

The house caught my eye as I scanned the internet listings for French property. Although small I thought it was cute and had potential. And equally important – it was in my price range. It was advertised as having sound … Continue reading

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