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.
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.
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.