In February 2016, we had a lean-to greenhouse built (or put together) and bolted to the exterior wall of our house over the back door. It was delivered as a kit. Putting the greenhouse there to make the utility room less drafty made for a big improvement in our living conditions.
In February 2015, we bought a second car. It's a Citroën C4 and we still have it, along with the Peugeot we had bought in 2003. We had lived with one car for 12 years. It wasn't always easy, given the lack of public transit around Saint-Aignan. There weren't even taxis around here back then. Having two cars is better out here in the country. Again, our life improved.
In February 2007, our dog Callie was born. We brought her home 10 weeks later, and she passed away at the age of ten. She was neurotic and shy. In other words, she had personality. I still miss her. That's her below.
It's ironic that Callie hated riding in the car. The years we had her were our traveling years. We took her on trips often, to places like the Île d'Oléron off the Atlantic coast near Bordeaux; the Cantal département in the Auvergne (central France); le Perche on the southern edge of Normandy; and the Chablis area in Burgundy. She was a year old in the photos here.