I'm still struggling to enter text with this finger brace on. I realized yesterday that I also cannot manage handwriting. I can't hold a pen or pencil correctly. It's amazing how bothersome having to wear this splint is — and it's affecting just one insignificant finger on one hand. Unfortunately, it's my right hand, and I really am not ambidextrous. I have to wear the splint until October.
I just heard on the news that this August has been the wettest August in 50 years in northern France. Why am I not surprised? In Saint-Aignan, We've had at least twice the normal amount of rain since August 1, and it's been mostly light rain spread out over many, many days.
Anyway, it's definitely berry and fruit season right now around here. We've been cooking and eating many plums and peaches, thanks mostly to generous neighbors. We are watching the grapes ripen out in the vineyard. On my walks, I see a lot of blackberries on the edges of the woods. I also see a lot of black and red berries that I can't identify. I can take pictures of them, however.