The day started colder than it’s ever been…..23 degrees factoring in the wind chill. We stayed put while the fireplace took its time warming up the cottage.
As morning ended and afternoon began, the day began to warm…..still brisk but sunny. Craig decided to work on the boat….the new floor is buckling so he’s trying to flatten it out in a way that meets with my approval (not an easy task). Today, he had company. Felix, in a sudden overcoming of his fear, came aboard and stayed for a visit. Maybe, just maybe, we’ll be able to take him for a ride one of these days.
The weather was comfortable enough for me to take a long walk along the canal. The water in the canal, so cloudy and murky all summer, is now clear enough to see to the bottom. The ducks were out in force today.….have they forgotten to fly south…..or is this their south? Freshly fallen pine cones were just waiting to be picked up…..for decoration or maybe kindling….I don’t know which.
Later in the afternoon, I answered a sharp knock at the door. It was a man in uniform (ooh la la). He had driven out to the cottage to deliver a calendar featuring the Pompiers of Salleles d’Aude. Is this something the firemen give to all the townsfolk……or just to those who have needed their services this past year? I don’t know, but I’d like to think they remember their American with the “casse jambe.”
After dinner, it was time to pack for our trip to Avignon tomorrow.