Sunday, October 31st

Halloween……it’s just starting to take hold in France but we’re too far afield to have any trick or treat’ers knock on our door tonight.

Today was also the end of Daylight Savings Time in France.  The nights will come early now.

The skies were overcast today.  Craig went down to work on the boat and discovered that the solar charger wasn’t connected…… so it hasn’t been keeping the battery charged.  He fixed that so maybe, just maybe, the boat will start tomorrow (J’espère…..I hope).  This is becoming increasingly important because the VNF will be draining the canal in front of the cottage soon and we’ll need to move the boat to the other side of the bridge.  If he can’t start the boat, Craig will need to pull it to safety along the horse path that was designed for the original canal “motors.” 

The afternoon was spent translating letters received from the OFII (French Office of Immigration and Integration) while we were in California.  It appears that we were to report to the OFII office in Montpellier on October 14th to begin the process that will allow us to extend our visas.  I’m guessing they didn’t take kindly to us not showing up.   Fortunately, we had visitors today…..our friends Caryl and Jean-Michel.  Jean-Michel offered to contact the OFII for us to explain why we missed our appointment.  We joyfully accepted his offer of assistance.  J’espère he is able to help sort this out..

After a quick and easy dinner (pizza) and a little telly, it was time to call it a night.  Oh well, tomorrow’s another day. 

Un clou chasse l’autre…..Life goes on.


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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