Here are five photos of the Château d'Amboise from different points of view,
plus a few random comments about current events at our house in Saint-Aignan.
The most exciting thing that happened yesterday was the arrival of 10 “KN95” face masks that I ordered from Amazon (amazon.fr).
Natasha the sheltie, 5 years old next month, seems to be coping despite her lame leg.
I think the pain killers that the vet prescribed have made her happier. Surgery next week.
Love the mixture of brick and stone in #4.ReplyDelete
Life seems back to normal — if cold — at les X-Bouleaux.
Glad Tasha can cope without much pain.
...de bric et de broc, non, ce mélange.Delete
It doesn't seem normal here at all, in fact. First, no walks in the vineyard with the dog. Carrying her up and down our two staircases is not much fun either. Walt does that. I'm too old and unsteady. From friends I've learned that Tasha's post-surgery recovery will take six weeks or more, and that means a lot of carrying and not much walking for seven or more weeks. Not to mention the vets' fees. But what can we do? With Callie it was clear what needed to be done when we found her paralyzed.Delete
Still, it's good to see that Tasha isn't in pain. She's as active as ever. We just need to keep her from overdoing it. We're making plans that will keep our trips up and down the stairs, carrying her, to a minimum, therefore less strenuous and less dangerous. Weather report: our temperatures are still below freezing at 3:45 p.m. and we're enjoying views of freezing fog out the windows. Everything is beautiful.Delete
Glad to know that Tasha doesn’t seem to be in pain. Could you arrange to prevent her from going up and down until she’s healed? So you won’t have to transport her every time, except for her petits besoins?Delete
We have barriers we put up to keep Tasha off the stairs. Walt carries her up or down as necessary.Delete
I'm so glad to hear about Walt now having had the booster, too! I use those KN95 masks, too -- since I have to wear one all day long, teaching with it on, it's a big part of my life LOL. I started using that type when Delta began to hit our area.ReplyDelete
We're just having a little snow event, and we'll end up with about 2 inches. But, up in Vermont, Betsy and Doug have -17°F today! The high is not getting up to 0! LOL
Minus 17F would be a major catastrophe here, as it would have been in San Francisco. I remember a late December cold spell out there in the 1990s when we couldn't get the temperature in our apartment up above 50°F. Little to no insulation. Same thing here in the Loire Valley. Our house gets pretty cold when it's cold outside, especially if there's wind. Today the temperature nover got above freezing. No wind, I'm glad to report.Delete
Those gargoyles are pretty great at Amboise. That last photo shows the scale of the place, with the small human figure in it. Which vaccine did Walt get? Moderna?ReplyDelete
Walt got the Moderna vaccine as his third shot, ax I did. The small human figure in the last photo is our friend Sue from California.Delete
Just in case, the chateau du Moulin is for sale for two and a half million dollars. Une bouchée de pain!ReplyDelete
"Une bouchée de pain" I love this expression. I think it means "a lotta dough" or maybe sarcastically "next to nothing?"Delete
Une bouchée is what you can bite on a piece of bread. So, as you said, next to nothing. A bargain.Delete
Peanuts. Small change. A pittance.ReplyDelete