Votre examen est normal, Monsieur. Your exam shows nothing abnormal. That's what the cardiologist said. That was good news. I didn't much appreciate the notation on my diagnosis that I have a surcharge pondérale. But I know it's true. Wonder why?
Other good news: the air conditioner in the Peugeot was working just fine. The thermometer readout on the dashboard showed 39ºC — 102ºF — all afternoon, outside. Inside, it was a cool 25ºC or less.
But then on the way home, just 10 miles from Saint-Aignan, as I slowed down for a STOP sign, the car conked out. It restarted okay and I drove it on home, but the témoin d'autodiagnostic moteur idiot light stayed lit up the whole way. That's the "check engine" light, I believe. So now I have to go see the mechanic. I hope he's not closing his garage for all of July and August — les grandes vacances.
It's probably time for a new car. Or a "new" voiture d'occasion. The Peugeot will soon be 11 years old. I really want a Citroën, but I have to find one I like. And I'd like for the dollar to go up a little against the euro, please.
It's raining this morning. Well, sprinkling. There was lightning and thunder overnight, but only a drop or two of rain. It's still hot (nearly 25ºC/77ºF) right now at 7:00 a.m. It's supposed to cool down quite a bit by tomorrow. With any luck, we'll get some more rain.