back at the bar, here, missing all of you AND writing IMMENSELY.
but yesterday my modem, etc. arrived so I am that much closer to full access and return to my blogomania.
hopefully I'll have at least one or two readers left.
what have I been up to in the meantime?
broiling and baking. and I don't mean in the kitchen. since I don't have one. pushed to desperation? I have visited the Grottes de Villars a couple of times in search of respite from the heat. I guess a pool isn't such a harebrained idea. sorry Johnelle.
hmmm. also, I have enrolled in a one week intensive language school (18/08/08) to be followed by a fall course 1x a week.
I had visitors from Paris by way of Bordeaux, with hearty approval of my purchase and a delicious lunch.
My town had its festival, an Ancien Marché, with folks bedecked in costumes from different periods, a parade with music and dancing (pics to follow with i/n access).
I attended a Marché Nuit in Thiviérs.
Jean-Yves has been temporarily felled by an issue with the tendons in his elbow and has had cortisone and a brace. This coincides with his expected August break so hopefully work will resume 25/08.
On the auspicious date of 8/08/08? I successfully concluded the carte de sejour process and I am told my residency card will arrive at my mairie next week. I also was informed that working as an individual is not a huge problem....
I am searching for a dogsitter so I can take a few short jaunts myself, to the south (Barcelona? Rome?)
I unearthed a dog groomer (toilettages, for you doggy lovers) right in the heart of my village and an appointment looms next week.
I purchased kitchen appliances and they arrive in one week!
so many stories behind the list but without my own 'puter, the best I can do is offer up this accounting and look forward to sharing more in my own inimitably disjointed fashion the very second the opportunity presents itself.
and how have all of you been?