Still no rain in Saint-Aignan, and temperatures are going up. We are having our summer now. Who knows what kind of weather we'll have in June, July, and August. Yesterday, using collected rainwater, I gave my collard and mustard greens patch, as well as all the potted plants out in the yard, a good drink.
Predictions are for a few showers and thundershowers over the weekend. That's "scattered showers" so we won't necessarily get any moisture. We still haven't planted any tomato or eggplant seedlings outdoors, because the conventional wisdom is that there could still be frost until May 15 or so. A late frost seems highly unlikely this year.
Oh well. It's good weather for painting indoors. Skies are bright so there's plenty of natural light to paint by. I'm pretty happy with the results I'm getting. I'm trying to do a thorough, complete job because this may well be the last time I ever tackle a painting project. One bedroom door is now done, as are the four door frames that needed painting. One door needs another coat of paint, and two others will need several coats — I haven't even started on those two yet.
By the way, I got my first American Social Security check this week. What I get would be sufficient to cover most of our costs if the dollar were a little higher. And a little higher it is this morning — the euro is at $1.46 instead of the $1.49. That is U.S. dollars, by the way. If you are coming to France this summer, don't forget to pad your budget.