Yesterday I spent another few hours going through sets of Normandy photos that I've taken over the years. I'm concentrating on the period from 2004 and 2005, when I made several trips to the Cotentin, which is a peninsula in western Normandy, north of the famous Mont Saint-Michel. Here are a few photos of houses grand and modest in Lower Normandy.
Meanwhile, life here in Saint-Aignan is just a waiting game. We're waiting for some nice weather to return. Enough with the chilly days — the afternoon high temperatures haven't barely hit 70ºF this week — and rain, rain go away. The vegetable garden and other plants need some warmth and sunshine.
The other waiting game has to do with the new bathroom we want to have built out and plumbed in up in our big loft space. The two artisans we have contracted with to do the work haven't shown up yet, even though they said they'd start working here around June 1. Major sigh. No news from them at all. We've cleared the space by moving furniture and emptying closets, and I'm getting tired of the house feeling like a jumble.