Here are some subjects that I started writing about but never finished:
The French train and transit strikes are still a news item. Le président Macron refused to back down from his position on retirement reforms when he gave his traditional New Year's Day speech to the French people. Train and metro traffic has increased but is still not up to normal levels.
Our neighbor C. has not yet sold her house, as far as I know. I haven't seen any activity over there, but I also haven't talked to her in more than a week.
I also still have not installed inside my computer one of those three video cards I received over the holidays, after ordering just one in early December. Maybe today. Maybe tomorrow. I dread taking the computer apart, but I really need to do it just to vacuum the dust out of it. I keep thinking I need a new computer, but despite a good amount of internet shopping I haven't found one yet that fits the bill.
I'm still enjoying the Sony RX100 camera but I haven't been taking a lot of photos, having been laid low by that gastroenteritis attack and because of the dark days we are living through, weatherwise. I give you a few photos I took out in the vineyard four days ago, when the sun actually did shine for a few hours. The slideshow runs for about 1½ minutes and includes photos of Walt's 2020 galette de Rois, some dried artichokes in the back yard, kale growing in the winter garden, our house and a woodpile, along with a lot of photos of rows of grapevines.
What have I forgotten? Oh, it's still raining and the ground is still mucky mushy. The good news is that the roof is not leaking. We're waiting for a bill from the roofing contractor who sent out a couple of men before Christmas to repair the chimney mortar where water was getting in. Meanwhile, we're not having any significantly cold weather. We'd love to see the sun just a little more often. And I'd like some snow.