Time for some change April 9, 2012
It's been a really long time since I've written anything on my blog… Lot's of things have happened in the last 6 months, The most important one being the renovation work I've been doing in my new place.
After having spent the last few years on the road and living out of a suitcase, I really felt the need to stop and find myself a home.
At first I had really no idea where I wanted to live, but at last I've found a place that I can really say "feels like home"! Feeling at home for me means being happy, being in the mountains, having true friends, work opportunities and obviously spending loads of time climbing, skiing, paragliding and mountaineering.
I've found true happiness in this little village of "Les Houches", five minutes south of Chamonix. I fell in love with a warm and cosy appartment in a renovated old barn with beautiful views.
The months of November and December were spent dealing with paperwork and banks, designing the future kitchen and bathroom, renovating and finally moving in. No mean feat for someone who had never done any DIY before.
With a help from my friends, we demolished walls and rebuilt new ones. We painted, sanded and drilled… Vivien and Yoan built me a very sweet kitchen, Harvey worked hard to make the best bathroom I'd ever had. Many friends helped out doing the multitude tasks one has to do while renovating something.
I must say that it was a real adventure for me : stressful and tiring but all the while exciting and rewarding. We worked hard and long hours but were always had an enthusiastic smile on our faces.
I was amazed by the energy we all had to achieve this "mountainous" workload and by what one can create with their own hands.
I'd really like to thank everyone that helped me out during this crazy but fun time ; )
Ben attacking the old bathroom wall
Julien happy with its job on what is going to be an awesome kitchen ;)
Carron switched his doctor's smock for the painter’s one
Erwan and Fred... is working that fun ?
Laetitia helping me with the painting before her first ski mountaineering world cup of the season.
What a great way to rest isn't it ?
Myself sanding the beams during one of those late evenings
I learnt a lot of things doing those remodeling work. Among them that you can’t do a good job without the good tools. Fred using a tile to coat the wall…
But finaly we got loads of tool thanks to Harvey !
I loved having such exciting tools in what was supposed to be the future living room ;)
Mister Harvey and his improvised workshop in the entrance
Entrance that was soon full of gear of all kinds ;)
But what I love the more with my new house, it’s the outside ;)
I’ll never get tired of that view
I could not have dreamed of such an amazing and endless terrain where to live my passion !