Wednesday, August 18th

We had to get up and get going for an early morning therapy appointment today. “Walking” up the ramp is very tiring and hopping over the threshold continues to be challenge….can’t wait ‘til my left leg can start helping out. Angelique gave me some exercises to do at home….using my toes to pick up a flat paper towel laying on the floor and pushing a small ball back and forth between my feet. My compassion for people who’ve had a broken leg has gone up 1000%.  I never knew how much hard work was needed to return to being fully functional.  My hat’s off to all of you.

Next on the schedule was a visit to Rive de France to check on the progress of our boat repairs. Our gas tank is out of the boat and getting ready for a good cleaning….biocide will be added to prevent future problems. Hopefully, we’ll have the boat back next week. I’d love to cruise back to the cottage with Craig so I’m trying to think of how I can safely “bum-scoot” on and off the gangplank….hmmm.

From there, back to the cottage to work on our Christmas plans. We booked a Nuremberg to Vienna cruise and decided to spend three days in Munich prior to the cruise and three days in Vienna after the cruise. But where to stay? We prefer smaller, 2-3 star hotels that aren’t “trop cher” (too costly) in quiet neighborhoods that are close to public transportation. Thank God for the Internet. After perusing multiple websites and hundreds of reviews, we decided on “Hotel Daniel” in Munich ( and “Hotel Pertschy” in Vienna ( We booked them through We’ve used this website before – their guest reviews give you a good feel for the hotels and their prices can’t be beat. Airfare was booked through Lufthansa and….voila….our Christmas gift to each other is wrapped up.

By now, it’s past midnight and the nurse is due early in the morning to take another platelet count. Time for bed.

Bonne nuit.


About Languedoc Lady

I'm a newly retired woman from California getting ready to spend a year (or more) with my husband living the good life in Languedoc in the southwest of France.
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