...about not very much, when all is said and done. Yesterday, we got two pieces of good news.
First, in our mailbox we found a copy of the letter that the cardiologue in Blois sent to my primary care physician, detailing the results of my recent heart monitor (Holter electrocardiogram) exam:
Le holter ECG est plutôt rassurant... Il n'y a pas d'autre traitement à donner chez un patient asymptomatique...
Our friend Jean of A Very Grand Pressigny came over for lunch yesterday.
Walt made a ham & asparagus tart, with green asparagus this time.
And then I got an e-mail from the couvreur with a quote for the roof repair over the kitchen. He says he will need 40 euros' worth of materials (slats, screws, etc.). The labor will cost 245 euros. With all taxes included, the total comes to about 305 euros. Ouf !
Maybe by autumn our kitchen will be back to normal, or even better than before...
Because the roofer is a professional building contractor, he can charge the value-added tax at a lower rate than the full 19% we pay at retail — his rate is about 7%. We his customers benefit from that.
A rose in the yard
For his two exams, by the way, the cardiologue in Blois charged me a total of 175 euros. About 70% of that sum is reimbursed by my French national medical insurance.