And it's big gorgeous. Sarah, we almost got your château. It has marble, tile, and wood floors, a huge kitchen with tons of cabinets and a built-in marble table. The master bedroom has closets!! Those who have lived in Europe will understand how huge that is. The master bath has one of those walk-in spray-you-from-all-sides showers. I may never make it to work. The village of Hautrage is across the canal, maybe a 10 minute walk away. Hautrage doesn't have much, but it does have a patisserie and a restaurant called Chez Coco. We don't have pictures of the house yet because of our software woes (suffice it to say that Steve Jobs hates freedom), but we hope to soon. Meanwhile, anyone who wants to MapQuest or GoogleEarth it can look for rue Delbory 10, 7334 Hautrage.
We're pretty stoked. We sign the lease on the 6th and should be able to move in on the 15th. The guy renting it now is willing to leave his AFN and SkyNet satellites for us. I get to buy a new mower (Donald, I'm thinking this is my chance to get a Honda) because I'll be taking care of lawn maintenance myself. I may regret it because I've been told that between the rain and the 18 hours of sunlight you get in midsummer, grass grows like a m...grass grows fast.