Yesterday I got up at 3:30 a.m. to watch the election coverage from the U.S. That's 9:30 p.m. on the East Coast, and the vote count had begun. I stayed up all day, making a batch of fig jam and 4 dozen candied figs (figues confites). Overnight I had cooked 9 lbs. of pork shoulder to make pulled pork, so I processed all that and put it into the freezer. In other words, life goes on.
By about 8 p.m., I was pretty tired, so I hit the sack and slept until about 5:30 this morning. Ever since heure d'été ("summer time") ended and we moved the clocks back an hour, that's been my regular time to get up and get moving. Now I'm sitting here in front of CNN again. Am I in France or in the U.S.? Sometime I feel like I don't know.
The plumber called yesterday evening. He'll be back this morning to do some more work, including cleaning out our wood stove and sweeping the chimney. The tile guy sent Walt an e-mail to say he'd be back this morning too. So maybe the wait is over. Five days have gone by since the two of them have been able to do any work on our projects. The job of getting the greenhouse finished and moving in some plants has kept us busy.