Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Finally, A Sign Of Life From France Or How To Survive Two Weeks Without Internet

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Oh, dear Readers, life without internet and telephone is truly frustrating, but does have its advantages., especially when you are cut off from the news.
Perhaps I was over confident when I mentioned that I would be fully connected to the rest of the world while in the Auvergne, France.  In the past few years, all it took was a quick call to the French telephone company to have our line connected again when we arrived at our house here, but this year was different.  It took numerous calls, two visits to the nearest company store, and lots of patience to learn that we would need a totally new contract, a new connection, and a new number, which took its time, obviously.
Finally, last night, everything was hooked up again and here I am, back to blogging.

My husband and I have been busy getting the house ready for summer. Soon, friends and family will arrive, so there is no time to lose.  My days have been filled with weeding, planting and cleaning.
Since our arrival, there has not been a day without a thunderstorm, so watering has not been necessary.  Occasionally, the sun will make an appearance and when it does, it is just lovely, especially the sun setting through the fog at night.

As soon as we arrived here, we embarked on yet another big project on this old stone house.  Actually, we have two or three projects going at the same time, so it has been dusty and noisy for days on end. The work is progressing nicely though, and the end is in sight.  Will post pictures as soon as I can show off the final  result.  Now that I am back online, I promise to post more in the days to come.

In the meantime, greetings to Carroll Gardens and Gowanus and to you all.

3 comments:

Andrew Porter said...

I'd been checking in every few days here, hoping for new posts and, especially, new photos. Glad to know that you're once again living in the 21st century.

On the other hand, your forced departure from the WWW means you've likely missed events in the world outside your small village—which is to your clear advantage.

MrsSam said...

Greetings Katia,

Well worth the wait. stunning photos. Welcome back to the rest of the world. Carry on!

Anonymous said...

Have a wonderful summer with friends and family. As always, thank you for including us by filling us in with snippets of your various activities. When you go to your family home in the Auvergne it's sweet of you to take us with you, to still think of us on top of all he other things you're busy doing! Seeing your photos and reading what you're up to is a real treat! You have a charmed life!