Monday, December 12th

Caryl and Jean Michel stopped by this morning.  After much catching up and lots of laughter, the conversation turned to the immediate task at hand…..buttoning up the cottage up for the winter. 

They departed a few hours later and, with plans firmly in place for closing up the cottage, we got on to the business of moving back to California.   

When we booked Felix on our flight to San Francisco, Air France advised us to check the animal import requirements of our destination…..we did and found that as long as Felix looked healthy, we would have no problem bringing him back to the US.  But, when we called Air France today to verify Felix’s reservation, we were told that Air France requires a “healthy pet certificate.” 

Swell.  What to do?  Ah ha!  Contact Chateau Miaou for help and advice?  We did and were given the name and phone number of a veterinarian in Carcassonne.  Craig dialed the number and hopefully asked, “Parlais vous Anglais?”  Yes!  There were English speakers there!  Craig explained what we needed and procured an appointment for Wednesday morning.

After that, we scheduled appointments with the utility company and the moving company…..on December 23rd, we’ll be in our new home in California with lights, hot water and furniture.  Everything’s falling into place for our return to California…..we should be thrilled, shouldn’t we?

“All changes are more or less tinged with melancholy, for what we are leaving behind is part of ourselves.”  ~ Amelia Barr


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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4 Responses to Monday, December 12th

  1. Debra Kolkka says:

    I am usually happy to come home, but then I know I will be back in Italy soon.

  2. Are you happy and settled in your new home? I look forward to hearing about any adventures you have in California as well as overseas, I’ve only ever been to Disneyland and Universal Studios.

  3. Two Black Doggies….we’re still staying in an extended stay hotel but our furniture and belongings have been delivered to the townhome so we should be moving in soon. We’re happy to be near family and friends again, but we’re already missing the “joie de vivre” of France. I’ll still be writing about our time in France… many memories to share…..and we’ll be returning to our boat at least once a year, so our Languedoc adventures will continue. Thank you for your encouraging words.

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