Clair posted something similar a while ago and they are an eye-opener, that's for sure.. My village isn't on your site, sadly, but even so...
I often read on fora the fact that one of the plusses about rural France is that nobody cares how old your car or your clothes etc are. No wonder, really, given what so many people seem to live on.
"I couldn't sleep very well last night. Some noisy b*ggers going around in automobiles kept me awake." Ken Miles