25 July 2007

Power cuts

We got a letter last week from EDF (Electricité de France) informing us that the power lines in our village are being upgraded this summer and that our neighborhood or hameau could expect power outages today between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. Those are my prime blogging hours — especially today, since I took Callie out for a walk in the vineyard early this morning. It's almost 8:00 now.

Sunrise over La Renaudière, 25 July 2007

I have two blog topics milling around in my head: the walk with Callie and how she is afraid of shadows, and my experience as an expatriate trying to purchase a new digital camera from an American Internet vendor. Maybe I'll get one of them done later today.

We have an artichoke! Two of them, actually.
The other three plants are good-for-nothings.

Tomorrow we are liable to have power outages any time between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., according to the EDF letter. I'm sure they will have the power turned on around noon so that we can all cook lunch — that's sacred. Otherwise, I guess I'll have to leave my computer turned off all during the day to avoid crashes.

1 comment:

  1. First of all, I meant to thank your friend CHM for the tip about Fortnum and Mason's. I sent a friend to old England, where she got 4 packs of the tea I like which she bought for 2€ each. I checked F&M for the price in London, and it's 2.50£ there. Pounds, not euros.
    I might take a trip to Old England on Monday, when I get back to Paris.

    Next year, I have to visit Saint-Aignan at artichokes time. I've never tasted a garden artichoke. I hope you'll let us know how good they were.


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